Thurmond Consolidates Support from Statewide Education Groups

In a show of strong support, Superintendent Tony Thurmond’s re-election campaign is proud to announce support from every statewide education organization in California

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Richmond, CA - In a show of strong support, Superintendent Tony Thurmond’s re-election campaign is proud to announce support from every statewide education organization in California: California Teachers Association, California Federation of Teachers, California School Employees Association, California Faculty Association, and the Association of California School Administrators.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tony Thurmond worked tirelessly with education leaders to help students, families, and teachers stay safe to meet the challenges presented by this virus.

“Almost two years ago, we had to move schools to remote learning overnight quickly while battling an unknown virus. Without the hard work of our educators and administrators put into adjusting to these unprecedented circumstances, California public schools would not be where we are today. I am thankful to earn their support as we try to empower our children and get our schools out of this pandemic,” noted Superintendent Thurmond.

Superintendent Thurmond seeks to spend the next four years helping students and families heal from the trauma attributed to this pandemic. Thurmond is working to secure 10,000 mental health clinicians and retain 15,000 teachers to help get students back on track towards academic success and a thriving future. In addition, Thurmond is currently leading an effort to give every four-year-old access to free pre-school, provide every hungry student with meals, and expand counseling and mental health supports for CA students.

Superintendent Thurmond is a product of public school education and credits his life’s success to the public school system. In his first term, the Superintendent has already been able to bring in record investments in early childhood education, brought in more funding for special education and bilingual learning than any of his predecessors, and created programs to target chronic absenteeism among students of color. 

 

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