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The State Superintendent often shares his views with the news media through editorials. This agency also likes to let you know what writers say about education in the state.

  • If reporters would like more information about about these editorials, contact us at communications@cde.ca.gov.
  • The Newsroom page provides a more detailed overview of services provided by the Communications Division.
  • The links and information below were developed for reporters and others involved in education.

2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

Year 2014

In defense of Common Core: What matters most is whether the new curriculum standards are an improvement. They are. [http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/topofthetimes/opinion/la-ed-common-core-one-20140313,0,1799302.story#ixzz2wKfTiWs2]External link opens in new window or tab.
Los Angeles Times — March 13, 2014

Common Core learning curve: Schools need the time to build robust new teaching methods with all the right supports in place. [http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-common-core-two-20140314,0,919887.story#ixzz2wKfxlYr0]External link opens in new window or tab.
Los Angeles Times — March 14, 2014

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Year 2013

Tom Torlakson: A 21st century Education [http://www.ocregister.com/articles/technology-593369-globalization-changing.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
Orange County Register — December 14, 2013

Test state's students with tools of past or future? [http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Test-state-s-students-with-tools-of-past-or-4830968.php] External link opens in new window or tab.
San Francisco Chronicle — September 20, 2013

Bill would prevent double testing and double frustration for students, teachers [http://www.edsource.org/today/2013/billl-would-prevent-double-testing-and-double-frustration-for-students-teachers/39345] External link opens in new window or tab.
Ed Source — September 23, 2013

Viewpoints: We need more civic learning to keep our republic [http://www.sacbee.com/2013/09/19/5748091/viewpoints-we-need-more-civic.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
Sacramento Bee — September 19, 2013

Torlakson lauds decision to suspend student tests [http://www.sacbee.com/2013/09/12/5731386/ab-484-smart-move-for-california.html#storylink=cpy] External link opens in new window or tab.
Sacramento Bee — September 14, 2013

Mercury News editorial: Forgoing standardized tests for one year a reasonable tradeoff to ensure better Common Core implementation [http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_24089810/mercury-news-editorial-forgoing-standardized-tests-one-year?source=rss] External link opens in new window or tab.
San Jose Mercury News — September 13, 2013

California Is Right; Duncan Is Wrong [http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/john_wilson_unleashed/2013/09/california_is_right_duncan_is_wrong.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
Education Week — September 16, 2013

New Common Core standards are right for California [http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/New-Common-Core-standards-are-right-for-California-4739733.php] External link opens in new window or tab.
San Francisco Chronicle — August 18, 2013

Shifting gears: Educators moving to the common core [http://napavalleyregister.com/news/opinion/mailbag/shifting-gears-educators-moving-to-the-common-core/article_0868d0f2-e2a0-11e2-aa19-0019bb2963f4.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
Napa Valley Register — July 1, 2013

Contra Costa Times editorial: Myths fueling opposition to Common Core [http://www.contracostatimes.com/editorial/ci_23513768/contra-costa-times-editorial-myths-fueling-opposition-common] External link opens in new window or tab.
Contra Costa Times — June 21, 2013

Resist urge to delay Common Core testing
Sacramento Bee — May 5, 2013

Expanded Learning, California Style: Written by Tom Torlakson and Jennifer Peck [http://www.boostcollaborative.org/breakfastclub/2013/03/01/105-expanded-learning-california-style-written-by-tom-torlakson-and-jennifer-peck] External link opens in new window or tab.
BOOST Collaborative — March 1, 2013

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Year 2012

Letters to the editor, May 26 [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/26/EDKM1ON8RG.DTL] External link opens in new window or tab.
San Francisco Chronicle — May 26, 2012

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Year 2011

Contra Costa Times Your Turn: Times editorial was wrong about state's education moves
Contra Costa Times — December 16, 2011

Bill would give schools a better scorecard
Sacramento Bee — July 6, 2011

Parent Empowerment Law
February 28, 2011

Put science at center of kids' education
Sacramento Bee — February 18, 2011

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