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Experience key to candidates for schools chief

  • 10-06-2010
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A teacher-turned-lawmaker and a retired district superintendent are competing to be California's next education chief at a time when public schools are facing unprecedented financial challenges. Assemblyman Tom Torlakson, a veteran Democratic lawmaker from Contra Costa County, is running against Larry Aceves, a longtime school administrator who has never held public office, to replace Jack O'Connell as the state superintendent of public instruction. They give voters a solid choice, said Bruce Fuller, an education professor at the University of California, Berkeley. (more…)

Also: San Jose Mercury News

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