Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo
California Department of Education News Release (with no CDE logo)
California Department of Education
News Release
Release: #11-49
July 14, 2011
Contact: Tina Jung
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases Statement on Senate Bill 48

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today released the following statement on Senate Bill 48 (Mark Leno, D-San Francisco) that updates the California Education Code prohibiting discriminatory instruction and materials against certain categories of people from being adopted by the State Board of Education:

"I applaud Governor Brown's decision to sign SB 48 into law, and I congratulate Senator Leno for authoring this important legislation. Our history is more complete when we recognize the contributions of people from all backgrounds and walks of life. As the result of ongoing budget reductions, the state process for the development and review of K-8 instructional materials is currently dormant, but the California Department of Education looks forward to curriculum that reflects the diversity of our state."

For more information on SB 48, please visit the Official California Legislative Information Web site at Senate Bill 48 [http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120SB48&search_keywords=] External link opens in new window or tab..

# # # #

Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5206, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

Last Reviewed: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Related Content
Recently Posted in News Releases
  • Seal of Biliteracy Honor (added 23-Sep-2016)
    The California Department of Education received an award in Washington, D.C., recognizing the state as the national leader in the Seal of Biliteracy awarded to high school graduates who demonstrate proficiency in more than one language.
  • 2016–17 Exemplars of 21st Century Learning (added 22-Sep-2016)
    State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson announces California districts, schools chosen as 2016–17 Exemplars of 21st Century Learning.
  • Tom Torlakson Honors Latino Heritage Month (added 19-Sep-2016)
    Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson honors Latino Heritage Month.
  • California Department of Education Releases New In (added 19-Sep-2016)
    The California Department of Education (CDE) today released new information about the nearly 70,000 foster youth in the state’s public schools as part of a coordinated effort to assist these vulnerable and academically at-risk students.
  • New Career & College Transition Division Director (added 14-Sep-2016)
    State Schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson Appoints Donna Wyatt as Director of Career and College Transition Division.