Elections have a major impact on California education. Voters have passed ballot measures such as Proposition 98 in 1988, which set the level of state education funding, and Proposition 227 in 1998, which banned bilingual education until voters reversed the ban with Prop. 58 in 2016. Voters also elect the state superintendent of public instruction and local school board members for the state’s nearly 1,000 districts. Perhaps most significantly, they elect governors who have the most control over what happens to education in terms of funding, in appointing members to the State Board of Education and to the UC Board of Regents and the CSU Board of Trustees.
EdVoice and the California Teachers Association are making their influence felt in dozens of campaigns for Assembly and Senate.
Poll shows Marshall Tuck favored by two-thirds of Republicans, half of independent voters, and one-third of Democrats in the week before the Nov. 6 election.
There can no longer be complacency with incrementalism when it comes to education equity in California. The stakes are too high for our children, for our state, and for our nation
Pretty much every candidate who talks about education at all this year will promise change. It’s up to us as voters to figure out whether they mean it.
Marshall Tuck has a more 2-to-1 advantage over Tony Thurmond in direct donations and $28.7 million in funding from independent committees.
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.