Marshall Tuck: Your most important vote (Apr. 10, 2014)

There’s no spinning the sad facts about California’s schools. Our students are ranked 45th in the nation in reading and math proficiency. 2.5 million children – one out of every three students in California – aren’t able to read or write at grade level.

We’re failing our children, but there is hope. His name is Marshall Tuck.

Marshall is running for California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. This non-partisan post is essentially California’s schools chief who oversees the Department of Education. Deciding who runs this office is one of the most important votes you’ll cast in the June primary.

The son of a school teacher, Marshall Tuck is a true education advocate with an impressive record. He’s increased graduation rates, improved student achievement, and turned around failing schools in some of the roughest and poorest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Some say it can’t be done, but Marshall’s already done it.

Marshall most recently served as the founding CEO of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, former Mayor Villaraigosa’s collaboration with LA Unified to operate 17 troubled schools.

Under Marshall’s leadership, four-year graduation rates increased by over 60%, student attendance improved markedly, and a program which became a national model for increasing parental involvement in education was created. The Partnership schools rank #1 in academic improvement among school systems with more than 10,000 students over the past five years.

Marshall has a detailed and thoughtful plan for improving California’s schools for all our children. Please visit his webpage to read it for yourself:http://www.marshalltuck.com/Plan  After you do, I hope you’ll consider joining me in supporting Marshall Tuck for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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