Election 2018: State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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School buses stand idle as all Los Angeles city schools are shut down in reaction to a threat on December 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

The California Superintendent of Public Instruction oversees how the state's more than 10,000 k-12 schools spend money. And while the job does not set education policy, it wields a lot of influence over legislation and the state's education agenda. As part of our Election 2018 coverage, we’ll meet the two candidates for superintendent of public instruction: former charter school executive Marshall Tuck and state assembly member Tony Thurmond.

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Marshall Tuck, candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction; founding CEO, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools

Tony Thurmond, candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction; Assemblymember for District 15 (Richmond)