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Marshall Tuck for state superintendent of public instruction
Marshall Tuck for state superintendent of public instruction

Really, this editorial shouldn't exist. There should be no race for state superintendent of public instruction because it shouldn't be an elected position. The state Department of Education should be led by an appointee of the governor, just as the U.S. secretary of Education is appointed by the president to carry out the executive role of overseeing schools. The superintendent has little of the power that usually comes with being an elected state officer. The governor sets overall policy goals in education. The Legislature passes laws on the subject. And the state Board of Education, appointed by the governor, implements the laws by framing and adopting regulations. That...

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