Value-based Voting Pop Quiz

This year, voters will choose who will oversee California public education as our next Superintendent of Public Instruction. This decision will determine the educational vision of our state and impact all 9.6 million California public school students.

Who is worthy of your vote and the responsibility of leading our state’s education system? It all depends on what’s important to you.

Answer the following questions to find out what your values say about who you should vote for.
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Your candidate is Tony Thurmond!

Children are our future! You believe that our schools should have the resources they need to educate our students so they can be the leaders of tomorrow. Tony Thurmond shares your values and it shows: he has a legacy of supporting public schools, kids and teachers as a school board member and as a state Assemblyman.

No other candidate has a record of success in Sacramento fighting for and delivering billions of dollars for public education.”
— Tony Thurmond
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Schools should be sanctuaries for learning. You care about safety in schools and believe our kids and teachers should have learning environments free of violent situations, bullying and other safety hazards. As the parent of two daughters in public schools, Tony Thurmond shares your concern, and is working in the Capitol to increase safety resources and violence prevention programs in our schools. Tony has worked to ensure that schools are safe places with tolerant environments for all students.

Every student deserves the freedom to feel safe and accepted at school so that they can succeed.” – Tony Thurmond
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Oversight is key to effective schools. You believe the funds intended for educating our students should go directly toward achieving that goal. Tony Thurmond shares your belief that our schools need to be transparent and accountable in the use of taxpayer funds, including the more than 1,200 charter schools in California that currently operate with little oversight. With an estimated $149 million in charter school fraud reported statewide, Tony is focused on holding accountable charter schools looking to profit off the education of California’s kids.

It is essential that all California schools follow the same standards of transparency and accountability when it comes to disclosing how public money is being spent.” – Tony Thurmond
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A level playing field ensures opportunity for all. You believe in the ability of education to transform lives and provide all students with the chance to pursue the American Dream. Tony Thurmond shares your value of providing equity in our schools, including early intervention to close the achievement gap, providing school-based physical and mental health services to students, and ensuring all students can get on the path to college and a career.

We must employ new and innovative strategies to significantly improve outcomes for all students. I believe that every California child should get the education they need to realize their potential.” – Tony Thurmond
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