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State of California - Superintendent Of Public Instruction

Superintendent Of Public Instruction — State of California

Get the facts on the California candidates running for election to the Superintendent Of Public Instruction — State of California

Find out their top 3 priorities, their experience, and who supports them.

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About this office

Head of public schools: Manages the state Department of Education. Provides leadership and assistance to all public schools in California. Enforces education regulations.
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Candidates

You can vote for 1 of these 7 candidates.

Tony K. Thurmond

California Superintendent of Public...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Transforming California Schools by leading the implementation...
  2. Help students heal from the trauma of the pandemic...
  3. Help students recover from learning loss and gaps...
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Lance Ray Christensen

Vice President, Education Policy...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Return education control back to the parents.
  2. Perform a "Kids First" audit of the Department of...
  3. Restart curriculum framework processes parents find...
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Ainye E. Long

Public School Teacher
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Prioritizing the schoolhouse - elevating the voices...
  2. Establishing measurable impact - connecting all initiatives...
  3. An informed and invested public - providing opportunities...
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George Yang

Industrial Software Architect
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Empower parents and give parents more control over...
  2. Invigorate students by helping every child find his/her...
  3. Bring afterschool programs with options in Engineering,...
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Marco Amaral

I am a Special Education Teacher.
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Pay teachers and classified employees a dignified...
  2. End Standardized Testing. Our kids are not numbers....
  3. Democratize Public Education. Decision making power...
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Jim Gibson

Trustee, Vista School Board 1998-2018
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Teachers and administrators must be held accountable...
  2. Public education must focus on the basics. teaching...
  3. Commitment to parents and taxpayers. Public schools...
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Joseph Guy Campbell

Montessori Education Publisher
Top 3 Priorities
  1. More Public Montessori Programs and Montessori Influence...
  2. A 1 year Moratorium on Permanent School Closures
  3. Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) reform to include...
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