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California schools superintendent race heads to runoff

posted Jun 5, 2014, 8:17 AM by Gary Jones
Despite a big push of support by the California Teachers Association in the final weeks of the campaign, incumbent Tom Torlakson fell short of clinching re-election for the nonpartisan office in Tuesday’s primary.

Though both Torlakson and Tuck are Democrats, they fall on opposing sides of several controversial issues involving teacher evaluation and hiring practices that have drawn interest from education activists looking to overhaul California’s public education system – as well as immense pushback from unions.

Torlakson was heavily backed by organized labor, which provided the majority of the more than $1.3 million he raised for his re-election effort leading up to the primary. Independent spending efforts, primarily by the CTA, put more than $2 million into ads supporting Torlakson and attacking Tuck’s record.

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