Tony Thurmond, California Superintendent of Public InstructionIn Conversation with Ricardo Cano, K-12 Education Reporter, CALMatters
Education Week magazinereported in 2017 that among all states, California's K-12 public education ranked41st in conditions that help children succeed, 39th in school finance & 30th in achievement. So what can we expect in 2019?
In a major upset against his opponent Marshall Tuck,Tony Thurmond was elected California State Superintendent of Public Instruction this past November. He was the endorsed candidate of the California Democratic Party & all five 2018 California Teachers of the Year. He previously represented the 15th Assembly District, which encompasses the northern East Bay. Thurmond became the second African-American to hold the office & fourth African-American to win statewide office in California following Wilson Riles. Prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2014, he was a member of the Richmond City Council, a board member of the West Contra Costa Unified School District & social services administrator. Come hear his plans for improving California's schools.
Location:110 The Embarcadero, Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium, San FranciscoTime: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. programNotes: In association with CALMatters
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