Monday, March 10, 2014

Professional educator Lydia Gutierrez versus profit minded businessman Marshall Tuck

I'm currently not endorsing anyone in the race for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, but there is one individual whose life-long mission to destroy public education must be stopped. That individual is reactionary businessman Marshall Tuck.

Tom Torlakson would have easily won my endorsement had it not been for his support of the abject Pearson plc, News Corp, and Gates Foundation profit pit otherwise known as Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

After reading another article today on billionaire backed Marshall Tuck's vile plans to attack working class teachers and privatize public education, I decided to issue a brief statement on the third candidate in the race—Lydia Gutierrez.

I know Lydia Gutierrez personally, and while I don't subscribe to her political world-view, I do commend her on her refreshingly principled stands against both Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and school privatization.

Although Gutierrez and I differ sharply on many issues of pedagogy, we do agree that the corporate reforms embodied in Marshal Tuck exist for only one reason—to enrich corporate coffers. Unlike Tuck, Gutierrez is a person of integrity.

Marshall Tuck: despised by community, but always welcome at the Chamber of Commerce.


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