State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond was welcomed by US Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona sworn in for his second term.
“When I took the job as State Superintendent of Public Instruction, I made it clear that education is the key and gateway to a world of opportunity, especially for our vulnerable students and communities. Today we are much stronger than ever and have launched many historic initiatives to transform our schools and empower our students,” Thurmond said. “As we turn to the next four years, I ask you to help us keep the promise alive for our six million students in the great state of California.”
“We come together in a moment of truth for education. In the past two years, our nation’s children and youth have recovered from a pandemic that has profoundly disrupted their education,” Cardona said. “The good news is we have an opportunity to raise the bar for the country in improving literacy and math, improving the teaching profession, improving mental health, promoting multilingual education and more . Let’s go to work.”
LA Unified Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and Mayor Karen Bass attended the event.
“In the city of Los Angeles, home of the second largest school district in the nation, we know how important it is to have Tony Thurmond at the helm of our California public education system, who has overcome incredible adversity on his personal journey. ‘ Bass said. “Superintendent Thurmond has dedicated his life to fighting injustice, celebrating diversity and creating conditions to nurture all students and I couldn’t be happier to be here to celebrate his second term.”
California has the largest public school system in the country, with nearly six million students and more than 10,000 schools.
https://www.ocregister.com/2023/01/07/thurmond-sworn-in-for-second-term-as-state-schools-czar-in-la/ Thurmond was sworn in for the second term as state school czar in LA – Orange County Register