San Bernardino County is home to over 400,000 K-12 students. Over 78% of San Bernardino County’s students are Latino, Black, or Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander students. More than 73% are from low-income households.  Clearly, the region is an important one when it comes to educational equity in California.

On April 21st and May 12th, Ed Trust—West hosted community conversations in San Bernardino with candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Co-hosted with a variety of Inland Valley and statewide partners, these events provided an opportunity for parents, students, and other community members to hear from candidates Marshall Tuck and Assemblymember Tony Thurmond. Candidates shared their perspectives on a range of topics from supporting undocumented students and increasing college and career readiness to effective education data systems and educator support. These events were held to provide an informative look at the candidates, their views, and their plans for education, equity, and closing opportunity and achievement gaps.

For more, see the two videos below, captured live during the event.

Check out videos of both candidate conversations

State Superintendent Candidate Conversation with Marshall Tuck
Saturday, April 21st, 2018
San Bernardino Valley College


State Superintendent Candidate Conversation with Assemblymember Tony Thurmond
Saturday, May 12th, 2018
San Bernardino Valley College


Thank you to our co-hosts and partners!