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.
The association also endorses Marshall Tuck for superintendent of public instruction.
During the debate, they also called for substantially increasing education funding.
The split in support echoes the expensive race for state superintendent four years ago.
With five candidates in the race, it may be more difficult for one to win a majority in the primary.
Civil rights group called on Tuck to renounce the money and denounce its donor, Howard Fieldstead Ahmanson.
Transcript of an October 2017 presentation at Advancement Project California’s Birth to Five Water Cooler conference in Sacramento.
All four leading gubernatorial candidates agree that for-profit charter schools should not be allowed in California.
Ref Rodriguez pleaded not guilty to felony charges related to his 2015 campaign.
Only former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa commits to taking on teacher tenure and seniority laws if elected governor. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says "crisis" of demoralized teachers is a more important issue.
CTA gives early boosts to several leading Democratic contenders for statewide office
Rodriguez says Los Angeles should shut down poor-performing charters while successful ones can share their practices with the rest of the district.
New board president hopes to unite those backed by charters and unions.
Kelly Gonez was backed by charter school advocates, but says expanding the number of charters is not what she is interested in doing.