RELEASE: Democrats for Education Reform Endorses Marshall Tuck for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction

DEMOCRATS FOR EDUCATION REFORM ENDORSES MARSHALL TUCK FOR CALIFORNIA STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Democrats for Education Reform, a national political organization that supports elected Democrats and candidates for office who seek to expand policies and practices that work well for America’s students and confront those that don’t, today announced its endorsement of Marshall Tuck for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the top education position in the state.

“Marshall is a proven champion for public school students—and he is extremely qualified to lead public education in California. He has our full support,” said Shavar Jeffries, President of Democrats for Education Reform. “As the son of a teacher and a teacher himself, Marshall understands the value and power of our nation’s educators.  With more than 15 years of experience bringing about substantive change, he has a proven record for leading the turnaround of struggling schools serving some of the most underserved communities in California. His communities-first platform—which aims to allocate more resources to schools, empower educators as well as parents, invest in our most underserved students, prepare students with real-time tools, and create more accountability for student outcomes—is the right answer for California’s students and families.”

More on Marshall Tuck’s Progressive Education Reform Credentials:

As president of Green Dot Public Schools, Tuck helped create 10 high-quality, high-performing public charter high schools in Los Angeles, serving some of the city’s most underserved communities. Eight out of 10 were ranked among the top high schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Tuck’s education platform is centered around dramatically improving the state’s public schools, ensuring all students in California receive the high-quality public education they need to fulfill their potential. The plan is organized around four key areas for success: investing in teachers and principals through both attraction and retention; introducing more innovation, flexibility and creativity into the school system to prepare students for the changing world; a comprehensive plan and accountability measures to address and assess gaps for underserved populations; and fixing school funding to adequately support California students.

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Contact: Ashley Johnson; ashleyj@dfer.org; 908-209-8992