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State superintendent of instruction: The race is on, and it’s expensive

Oct 22, 2018

Most voters know all about the top ticket jobs on the state ballot this November: governor, senator, secretary of state. 

But down-ballot, as it’s known, is the state superintendent of instruction. And, it just happens to be the costliest race on the ballot.

The candidates vying for the job: Tony Thurmond, an assemblymember from Richmond, and Marshall Tuck, a former charter school executive.

KALW's education reporter, Lee Romney, tells us more about the job, the candidates, and the tens of millions of dollars that have poured into this contest.