California Educator

October / November 2018

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QUOTES & NUMBERS QUOTES & NUMBERS " Only one candidate had the first-hand experience necessary to do the job, the record of advocacy for all students, the courage to stand up to those wanting to privatize our public schools, and the wisdom to listen to educators when we say what will work in the classroom. That candidate is Tony Thurmond!" — CTA President ERIC HEINS, in his "President's Message" on Page 5 about why educators endorsed Thurmond for state superintendent of public instruction (SPI). " As a first-generation American, standing on the shoulders of my ancestors who made such great sacrifices for me, it is my hope to be able to pay it forward by continuing to serve and provide other immigrants, Latinos and all Californians with education and resources they need to live a great life." — East Bay Assembly Member and SPI candidate TONY THURMOND, in his Sept. 24 column in Latino Edge Magazine, to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. " Our role begins when babies are in the womb. It doesn't end until we've done all we can to prepare them for a quality job and successful career." — Teacher-supported Lt. Gov. GAVIN NEWSOM, in a Sept. 23 EdSource report on his "cradle-to-career " platform he would pursue as California's next governor. " Often as teachers, and women, we don't see ourselves in the leadership role. Sometimes when we look around we realize, 'I am the most qualified person to run.'" — Folsom-Cordova Education Association member and fifth-grade teacher SAR AH KIRBY-GONZALEZ, on why she's running for re-election to the school board in Washington Unified in West Sacramento. See profiles of educators running for various offices, beginning on page 33. " I have gone to school board meetings for 30 years. From day one I knew that when I retired, this is what I wanted to do." — BARBAR A SCHULMAN, endorsed by Saddleback Valley Educators Association in Orange County, about why she is a first-time candidate for her district's school board (see her profile on page 34). Compiled by Mike Myslinski October 22 Deadline to register to vote in California's Nov. 6 general election. 200,000 Approximate number of 16- and 17-year-old residents of California who are now pre- registered to vote under a state program that began in 2016, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Sept. 24. More than 104,000 of these teens have since turned 18 and can vote in November 's election. 57.79 % Vote-by-mail ballots accounted for 57.79 percent of all California votes cast in the November 2016 presidential election, according to the Secretary of State. Five Number of counties where registered voters automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot in the mail: Madera, Napa, Nevada, Sacramento and San Mateo. 42.2 % Percentage of registered California voters who voted in the last midterm election, in November 2014, a record low for a regularly scheduled general election. Turnout was much higher in the state in 2016, at 75.27 percent of those registered. 13 O C T O B E R / N O V E M B E R 2 018 Q U O T E S & N U M B E R S I

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