The race between Larry Aceves and Tom Torlakson for California Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2010 is unique, because it pits two non-party-affiliated educators rather than two politicians. What does a vote for Larry Aceves over Tom Torlakson mean? Here’s a quick California voters guide.
Aceves is running on a progressive platform, and he has made five major pledges:
Increase equitable school funding
Reduce mandates on educators
Provide modern instructional materials
Enhance career technical education
He has also received endorsements from the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Tribune, Fresno Bee, Bakersfield Californian and dozens of educators throughout the state.
What do you think? Which candidate is better suited for the job and will help your kids the most?