Tuck and Thurmond Look to November to Lead California Schools

As expected, the two candidates for State Superintendent heading to a November runoff are charter school leader Marshall Tuck and union-backed Tony Thurmond.

The two will go head-to-head in a sort of union versus charter school match, similar to what occurred in the Los Angeles Unified School Board races last year. Those races resulted in a charter-backed majority for the school board. If history repeats itself, then Tuck will finally claim the spot of top educator that he was unable to claim in 2014.

Thurmond has the support of the California Teachers Association, California Federation of Teachers, California Faculty Association, and California School Employees Association.

Tuck has the support of The Association of California School Administrators, President Obama’s Education Secretary Arne Duncan, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Read more about the upcoming showdown at EdSource.


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