New State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond talks about his strategy for rebuilding confidence in the California Department of Education, his views on recruiting more men of color to teach in California’s public schools, addressing chronic absenteeism and his relationship with Gov. Gavin Newsom, in excerpts from an interview with EdSource.

And, Louis and John discuss EdSource’s recent webinar on the teacher housing crunch with a range of experts, as well as middle school teacher Sarah La Due who tells why she’s moving to Las Vegas, where she can rent a two-bedroom apartment for what she paying for a room in Richmond.

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