Candidate to lead California’s public school system participates in San Bernardino forum
Thurmond spoke with community members on Saturday, May 12 at event hosted by education equity groups; Tuck appeared last month
(SAN BERNARDINO, CA) Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, a candidate in the California race for Superintendent of Public Instruction, visited San Bernardino on Saturday, May 12 and shared his plans to address the persistent achievement gaps facing low-income students and students of color in the second and final candidate forum presented by The Education Trust—West. In an election that will have a major impact on the future of California’s education system, voters had the opportunity to engage directly with the candidate on his plans to improve California schools. Candidate Marshall Tuck participated in a similar forum on April 21.
“I understand it is hard,” Thurmond told the audience at San Bernardino Valley College. “I understand it is a challenge. But I refuse to accept that we cannot help every student in this state.”
The Saturday forums, hosted by The Education Trust—West along with local Inland Valley and state partners, are designed to give local educators, parents, students and community members the opportunity to learn how each candidate will tackle the challenges facing California public schools, with a focus on education justice and equity. For example, a recent report by The Education Trust—West found that there is not a single county in the state where the majority of Latino students are proficient in math or English language arts. For more on the events and co-hosts: https://west.edtrust.org/event/state-superintendent-candidate-conversations-in-san-bernardino/.
About The Education Trust—West
The Education Trust—West works for educational justice and the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre-K through college, in the state of California. We expose opportunity and achievement gaps that separate students of color and low-income students from other youth, and we identify and advocate for the strategies that will forever close those gaps.