A Conversation with Candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
2018 Speaker Series on California's Future
About the Program
California educates more than 6 million children in its K–12 public schools, and education is by far the largest area of state spending. Recently implemented reforms—including the Common Core standards and the Local Control Funding Formula—aim to improve student outcomes, but significant challenges remain. Join us for a conversation with the candidates for state superintendent of public instruction about their visions for public education in California.
There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Lunch will be provided. This event will also be webcast live.
As part of our Speaker Series on California’s Future, PPIC is inviting all major candidates in selected statewide races to participate in public conversations. The purpose is to give Californians a better understanding of how candidates would approach the challenges facing our state.
11:45 a.m. Registration begins
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. Welcome
Donna Lucas, founder and CEO, Lucas Public Affairs
12:20 p.m. Conversation and Q&A
Moderator: Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC
Tony Thurmond, educator/state legislator
Marshall Tuck, schools improvement director
1:30 p.m. Adjourn
Are there videos of PPIC events?
Yes, we record most of our events and make the video available on the PPIC event page within a couple days of the event.
Do you accept walk-in registration at PPIC events?
We accept walk-ins as room capacity permits. If you have questions about a specific event, contact Kelly Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I learn about your event series sponsors?
The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series
The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series is intended to inform decisionmakers and facilitate constructive discussion about the major social, economic, and political issues facing California. The series is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.
Speaker Series on California’s Future
The Speaker Series on California’s Future brings together thought leaders from across the political and geographic spectrum with a common goal—to think critically, constructively, and collaboratively about realistic solutions to California’s many challenges and build a better future for the state. The series features local, state, and national leaders discussing the major issues facing California—from education to climate change to the economy to governance. The series is supported by a variety of sponsors.
Sutton Family Speaker Series
The Sutton Family Speaker Series—made possible with a generous gift from Tom and Marilyn Sutton—features leaders and experts who have bold, innovative ideas that can help inspire much-needed change in California’s higher education system.
May I submit a question for the event speaker and/or panelists?
Before the event, questions may be submitted for consideration to Kelly Holt at email@example.com. At this time, questions submitted during the event may not be accepted.