California Superintendent of Public Instruction

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    Tony K. Thurmond

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Age 51
Birthplace (city) Fort Ord, Monterey, CA
Residence (city) Richmond
Campaign telephone (510) 859-3241
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Education Master’s degrees, social welfare and law & social policy, Bryn Mawr College, 1995 & 1996; bachelor’s degree, Temple University, 1993.
Experience Assemblymember, 2014-present; board member, West Contra Costa County Unified School District, 2008-12; Richmond City Council, 2005-08; social worker, 20 years; instructor in career, civics & life skills, 12 years.
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We must fully fund education to prepare our students for the jobs of tomorrow, train our teachers to teach creativity and critical thinking, not teaching to the test, and protect our public schools against President Trump and Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Age 46
Birthplace (city) Burlingame
Residence (city) Los Angeles
Campaign telephone (657) 229-3579
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Education Master's of business administration, Harvard Business School, 2000; bachelor’s degree, political science, UCLA, 1995.
Experience Educator-in-residence, New Teacher Center, 2015-17; chief executive officer, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, 2007-13; president, Green Dot Public Schools, 2002-06.
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Politicians have neglected our schools for decades, so there is no silver bullet. Rather, we must make education our top priority over the next 10 years, to take our public schools from among the lowest performing in the nation, to among the best.