Voter Information for Delaine Eastin
California State Government November 3, 1998 General
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Delaine Eastin

Candidate for
State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Biographical Highlights
  • 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.
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • 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.
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Key Endorsements
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein
  • California Teachers Association
  • California National Organization for Women
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Position Papers
Smaller Classes, Higher Standards and Real Accountability
State Superintendent Delaine Eastin summarizes key accomplishments and goals for overhauling California's public education system.
Class Size Reduction - Is It Working?
Class sizes have been reduced from 30 students to 20 in over 86,000 classrooms. Early assessments indicate academic performance is improving.
The Eastin Investment Plan
State Superintendent Delaine Eastin has been leading efforts to raise school funding up to the national average. The Eastin Investment Plan outlines some of her top priorities for school funding.
Campaign Contact Information
Phone: 415-512-1032
Fax: 415-512-9145
965 Mission Street, #400
San Francisco, CA 94103

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