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.
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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.
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