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California State Government November 3, 1998 General

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Delaine Eastin 3,785,927 votes 53.7%

  • Party: Democrat
  • Occupation: Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Former State Assemblywoman - elected four consecutive terms
  • Chaired the Assembly Education Committee
  • Twice named "Outstanding Legislator of the Year" by the California School Boards Association
  • Former teacher and corporate manager
  • M.A. - UC Santa Barbara, B.A. UC Davis
  • Endorsed by the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury News, La Opinion & almost every major newspaper in CA.
  • School Accountability - We need to implement a system to hold all schools accountable to our new statewide standards.
  • Smaller Classes & High Quality Teachers - Class size reduction is working and should be expanded. We need to increase teacher training and support.
  • School Funding - We need to raise school funding up to the national average in order to give our kids the schools they deserve.
Gloria Matta Tuchman 3,276,824 votes 46.3%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Parent/School Teacher
  • School Board Member (1985-1994), Elected Board President twice
  • Co-Author and Co-Chair of Proposition 227: English for the Children
  • Government Relations Chair, California School Boards Association
  • Founder, Campaign for California's Kids
  • Former Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Education
  • Earned "Teacher of the Year" honors at Taft Elementary
  • Support statewide student testing and establish a "School Report Card"
  • Focus on basic skills such as phonics-based reading and traditional math
  • Immediately implement Proposition 227: English for the Children

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