Poll finds equitable funding as biggest issue in Torlakson victory
Last week’s election for California Schools Superintendent, was widely framed as a battle between the teacher unions that backed incumbent and victor, Tom Torlakson, and refomers who supported Marshall Tuck. But a new survey suggests voters were more interested in how public schools are funded. The poll, conducted by Lake Research Partners on behalf of the American...
By Vanessa Romo | November 11, 2014
Commentary: Upside down priorities in CA ed chief race
Via Mom.me | By Dani Klein Modisett If you walked in the backdoor of my house this week unannounced, the one right next to the refrigerator, you may have found yourself looking straight at my ass. That’s because, more than once, I was bent over the freezer, my hand trolling around in my son’s Halloween...
By LA School Report | November 10, 2014
In words of congratulations, Zimmer blasts ‘reform billionaires’
Steve Zimmer was the only member of the LA school board with a public response to yesterday’s victory by Tom Torlakson, who won a second term as state Superintendent for Public Instruction. In it, Zimmer makes clear his disdain for the wealthy funders who backed the losing candidate, Marshall Tuck, congratulating the state teacher unions...
By Michael Janofsky | November 5, 2014
County-by-county breakdown of Torlakson’s reelection
The California Secretary of State website has complete election results for yesterday’s elections across California. By clicking here, you can access the breakdown of the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction, in which Tom Torlakson won a second term. The statewide result is at the top, and below it are the county-by-county results. Click on...
By LA School Report | November 5, 2014
Undecided on today’s Tuck vs. Torlakson race? You are not alone
According to a recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll, 28 percent of likely voters were still undecided on the State Superintendent of Public Instruction race going into today’s election. This is despite roughly $30 million in combined campaign spending for Marshall Tuck and Tom Torlakson, both Democrats, and with education as the top priority for many California...
By Craig Clough | November 4, 2014
Poll: Minorities, Republicans key in close state superintendent race
In a race still too close to call, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction election between incumbent Tom Torlakson and Marshall Tuck may come down to an unlikely pairing of minorities and Republicans. “There’s going to be a coalition of Republicans and minority voters if Tuck is going to do well on election day,” said Michael Madrid,...
By Craig Clough | November 3, 2014
Torlakson, Tuck in statistical tie, according to new Field poll
* UPDATED A new Field poll shows that the race for state Superintendent of Public Education is tightening. Some might say it’s now nip and tuck. A survey conducted over the last two weeks in August of 467 people who said they were likely to vote in November found that the incumbent, Marshall Tuck, a former...
By LA School Report | September 9, 2014
Marshall Tuck to Oppose Torlakson for State Superintendent
Marshall Tuck, the former president of Green Dot Public Schools and former CEO of Partnership for LA Schools, has announced his candidacy for State Superintendent of Public Education. Tuck, 40, resigned from the Partnership schools in June, shortly before the Partnership’s founder, Mayor Antonio Villaraigiosa, left office. Tuck was said to be considering a run for...
By Hillel Aron | August 21, 2013