Sacramento Bee Editorial Board Endorses Tony Thurmond for SPI

The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board came out in strong favor of Tony Thurmond for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

They said Thurmond has “a long history of championing the poor, disabled and foster children who depend on public education most to give them a real shot at the California Dream.” We couldn’t agree more!

In their endorsement, the Editorial Board also touched on the outrageous spending in this race from corporate billionaires and Wall Street execs:

This is a nonpartisan office, but it’s too bad for California students that this race is now a front in the big-money battle between supporters of charter schools and the public teacher unions that oppose them. That fight, while important, too often distracts from the many other problems facing education.

Read their full endorsement here.