Torlakson Hosting Roundtable With Focus on Common Core
Brianna Sacks | July 25, 2013
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson is speaking tomorrow at a roundtable discussion hosted by La Raza Roundtable about the state of education in the state, specifically the ongoing transition to Common Core State standards.
La Raza is an advocacy group that brings community members, elected officials and public sector representatives together in the interests of Latinos. The organization focuses on juvenile justice reform, education, workforce issues, and childcare and public service provision.
“It’s been over a year since we’ve been wanting him to join us in San Jose and speak to us about education and how students are doing across the state,” said La Raza Co-Founder and Chairman Victor Garza. “I want to know the status of the dropout rate for Latino students and what’s been done to help reduce our state’s overall high dropout rate,”
Garza expects about 100 attendees, including Senator John Vasconcellos (D-Santa Clara) and San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, who will introduce Torlakson.
The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at The Center for Training & Careers in San Jose.