Turning the Spotlight on Education

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A surprise for California voters: the hottest race in next month’s statewide election is for Superintendent of Public Instruction, a nonpartisan office with limited powers. Incumbent Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck embody both sides of the national conflict over public education—which has made for a close race. We’ll talk to them both about teacher tenure, standardized testing, and John Deasy, former Superintendent of the LAUSD.

Also, does Austin Beutner, the new publisher of the LA Times, plan any real change?

Banner Image: Marshall Tuck (left) is challenging incumbent Tom Torlakson (right) for the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction in this November's election.



Warren Olney


Evan George, Sonya Geis