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Tuck, in defeat: In California, ‘a growing call for change’

LA School Report | November 5, 2014

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Marshall TuckMarshall Tuck, who lost a close race to incumbent Tom Torlakson for state Superintendent of Public Instruction, had this to say after the votes were counted:

“Sixteen months ago we set out on this journey to do one thing: put children first and ensure that every child has equal access to a quality education. And despite yesterday’s loss, I couldn’t be prouder of the unique coalition of parents, community leaders, teachers, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents we built along the way. 

Together we proved that in California there is a growing call for change and that parents, kids and families can have a voice in education.

I am very thankful for the countless hours of hard work and dedication from the thousands of supporters who came together and supported our campaign. I am proud to stand with such an amazing group of people who – despite our differences – have stood together with one goal:  Bring a kids first agenda to Sacramento and major change for California’s schools.

And major change is definitely needed.

Today, one day after this election, there are still 2.5 million children in California public schools who can’t read and write at grade level.  Those children are counting on all of us to take every action necessary to give them a better education and a chance at a better future.

I look forward to continuing to do my part in the collective effort to ensure that each child gets the education they need to achieve their dreams.”


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