You Get What You Pay For

“Incumbent Tom Torlakson, a former teacher heavily backed by teachers and labor unions, narrowly walked to re-election Wednesday as California’s superintendent of public instruction.” – November 5, 2014 U.S. News & World Report.

“Under California‚Äôs new local control funding formula, schools get additional money for low-income, non-English speaking and foster youth. In a letter State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has told districts they can spend that money for across-the-board teacher raises if they can link the increases to better student services.” – July 20, 2015 Capital Public Radio.