October 13, 2018
This week, Louis and John interview Marshall Tuck, candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Tuck, a former school administrator, lays out his vision for the job and explains what he would do to strengthen the state’s limited education data system and the California Department of Education. He also responds to the finding in the Getting Down to Facts research project that the understaffed and underfunded department lacks the capacity to lead statewide school improvement work. And he gives his view on why the race is attracting tens of millions of dollars in contributions, mainly from independent expenditure groups.