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Candidates for State Superintendent Share Views in First Campaign Forum, Next Form Planned on April 7

March 23, 2018

The three candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction met for the first time on March 19 in a forum at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

The forum was the inaugural event of the USC Rossier School of Education’s Center on Education Policy, Equity, and Governance, and was co-sponsored by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), a collaboration between the University of Southern California, Stanford University, and the University of California, Davis.

The candidates for State Superintendent of Public instruction are:

  1. Lily E. Ploski, who grew up in Orange County and is a former dean of Solano Community College,
  2. State Assemblyman Tony Thurmond representing Richmond in the Bay Area, and
  3. Marshall Tuck, Educator-in-Residence at the New Teacher Center, and former CEO of Partnership for Los Angeles Schools.

You can watch the debate at the link below:

The 70-minute debate begins roughly 46 minutes into the two-hour-long recording; one of the candidates was stuck in traffic on the freeway, so the start of the debate was delayed.

The next forum will be held at 1:15 p.m. on April 7 in Oakland, sponsored by the California Alliance for Arts Education. This forum will focus on addressing students’ questions regarding arts education policy, equity, access, and other relevant topics. Information about the April 7 event is available at the link below:

Source: EdBrief staff

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