November 6, 2014
In the hours since Marshall Tuck’s daunting but failed effort to unseat incumbent State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, education and political observers have reached different conclusions about the election and its significance.
November 5, 2014
One immediate consequence of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson’s rebuff of challenger Marshall Tuck is to ensure the continuance of the cohesion in state education policy that has been forged since Gov. Jerry Brown returned to Sacramento four years ago.
October 30, 2014
The battle for California's state superintendent of public instruction race is now the most expensive statewide race this year, surpassing spending in even the governor's race by three times, and it is also the most expensive state superintendent race in at least 12 years.
October 26, 2014
With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, the race for California state superintendent of public instruction has been fueled by a combined $24 million in total campaign spending for incumbent Tom Torlakson and candidate Marshall Tuck.
October 10, 2014
Independent groups backing the two candidates for state superintendent of public instruction reloaded their campaigns with millions of dollars in contributions this week, as the race heads toward Nov. 4 with a crescendo of spending – a combined $14 million so far.
October 7, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown won’t have key education groups helping him make the case to voters for a bigger and more restrictive state rainy day fund. The most he can count on is they won’t actively campaign against it.
September 30, 2014
Marshall Tuck and Tom Torlakson, the two candidates for state superintendent of public instruction, disagreed on the condition of education in California, the influence of teachers unions and who is best qualified for the job during a recent debate.
August 14, 2014
Update: After a week in legislative limbo, a bill that would have placed a $4.3 billion school construction bond on the November ballot is now officially dead. With a veto by Gov. Jerry Brown likely, Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, pulled AB 2235.
August 12, 2014
An unusual runoff election with what is expected to be an extremely low voter turnout is taking place today, with potentially far-reaching implications for education in the state's largest school district, Los Angeles Unified. The election is being held to fill the seat left by the death of longtime member Marguerite Poindexter Lamotte last December.