Elections have a major impact on California education. Voters have passed ballot measures such as Proposition 98, which set the level of state education funding, and Proposition 227, which banned bilingual education. Voters also elect the state superintendent of public instruction and local school board members for the state’s nearly 1,000 districts. Governors have often set out to change the state’s education system.
San Francisco is the only city in California where parents without U.S. citizenship are allowed to vote in school board elections, but only 49 registered, amid warnings that ICE could find their addresses.
Organizers are attempting to reverse the historically low turnout among young voters.
Negative ads tie Marshall Tuck to the Trump administration and blame Tony Thurmond for problems in a district where he was a board member.
Oakland, Richmond, Capitola and San Joaquin County all have measures on the November ballot to fund early childhood education.
Committees supporting Marshall Tuck and Tony Thurmond have raised $27.4 million, of which nearly $12 million came in in the last three weeks alone.
Eleni Kounalakis and Ed Hernandez want to use the lieutenant governor’s office to make college more affordable.
Whoever wins the lieutenant governor’s race between Ed Hernandez and Eleni Kounalakis will have a seat on the UC and CSU governing boards.
California's likely next governor has yet to spell out how much implementing his strategy will cost.
With few competitive races on California’s 2018 ballot, the focus of some top donors is shifting to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction race
Newsom also pledges, if elected governor, to sign legislation that would require greater transparency in the operations and finances of charter schools.
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Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa placed third, despite $23 million from charter school supporters who backed his campaign.
Newsom outlined in detail what education reforms he would promote if elected governor in response to an EdSource questionnaire submitted to all leading gubernatorial candidates last month.
Contributions to independent expenditure committees set up by charter school advocates to back Villaraigosa near $23 million.