Accusing Sacramento’s political power barons of neglecting California schoolkids, former state schools chief Delaine Eastin jumped into the 2018 governor’s race in the fall vowing to shove the issue of education to the forefront of the campaign.
Eastin’s done her part, at least, calling for increased funding for schools and lower, in some cases free, college tuition as she travels the state.
She’s also been quick to stoke California’s fiery left, calling for President Trump’s impeachment and the establishment of a state-run, single-payer healthcare system.
But Eastin faces long odds.
A former state Assembly member representing Union City, she has been out of public...