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State of California June 2, 1998 Primary
Delaine Eastin

Candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Reduced class sizes in grades K-3
  • Raised academic standards in Math and English
  • Organized NetDay to increase technology in the classroom
  • Launched Universal Pre-school Task Force
  • Implemented a statewide assessment system
  • Former teacher, businesswoman, Assemblywoman, and Chair of the California Assembly Committee on Education
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Raise school funding to the national average over the next five years..
  • Institute summer school and after school programs to help students reach grade level standards.
  • Continue to reduce class sizes in elementary schools.
Key Endorsements
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • Association of California School Administrators
  • American Association of University Women
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The EASTIN Pledge
Delaine Eastin has been leading the fight to restore school funding to the national average. California, which ranked fifth in per pupil spending in 1965, now ranks near the bottom -- nearly $1,000 below the national average.
Upon taking office in 1995, State Superintendent Delaine Eastin dedicated herself to restoring and improving the quality of California's education system. Delaine reduced class sizes in grades K - 3, raised standards in Math and English, and increased technology in the classroom.

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