This week, John Fensterwald and Louis Freedberg cover EdSource’s May 23 forum with the two leading candidates for state superintendent of public instruction, Tony Thurmond and Marshall Tuck. They play and comment on excerpts from three of the topics they raised: how to keep schools safe, how to attract effective teachers to low-performing schools and whether to declare a moratorium on charter schools.

Also this week, we play an excerpt from the  California School Field Trip, a podcast from the California Collaborative For Educational Excellence that examines school improvement in the desert community of Blythe.  Go to the CCEE website to hear the full-length version.

Watch the entire 1-hour conversation, the last joint appearance of Tuck and Thurmond, before the June 5 primary.

To read EdSource’s story on the forum. 

A quick guide to what the state superintendent does.