California Superintendent Of Public Instruction Race A “Proxy War Between Big Labor And Big Donors”


In an over 2,000-word article, EdSource Today (5/30, Fensterwald) reported that the race for California superintendent of public instruction has become “an expensive proxy war between big labor and big donors” due to the differences in the views of the top two candidates, Tom Torlakson and Marshall Tuck, on charter schools, teachers unions, and education reform. Still, both support the state’s new school financing system, the Local Control Funding Formula, as well as the Common Core State Standards.