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Stakes high in race for State Superintendent

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has won CFT support in a race with particular importance to educators. Torlakson has established a strong record of promoting public education. He is committed to expanding early childhood education as way to increase student success and has also demonstrated a particular interest in career and technical education. 

Torlakson faces a candidate backed by the millionaires and billionaires who want to privatize public education. The stakes have never been higher in the race for state superintendent.

Local union toolkit

Worksite flyer compares the candidates for State Superintendent

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Union endorsements in print and online

- Download the CFT Slate Card with endorsements for statewide officers and ballot propositions.

- Download CFT Endorsement Sheet containing endorsements for California statewides, legislative and congressional races.

- Get endorsements tailored to your local ballot at The Educators' Choice online voter guide.

> Local unions can also obtain large printed window signs, stickers, buttons, bookmarks, or more flyers, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., State Affiliate Political Organizer.

Disclaimer: Paid for by California Federation of Teachers COPE. Not authorized by a candidate or a committee controlled by a candidate.

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