California Policy Center’s Statewide Take Back California Education Tour Continues
It did not take long after I announced a statewide education reform tour as a former candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction and in my role as California Policy Center’s Vice President of Education Policy and Government Affairs to receive an overwhelming and positive response. Parents, educators, school board members, and other concerned community members are eager for a platform to exchange ideas on overcoming the problems with California’s education system. The Take Back California Education Reform Tour will identify real-world actions that can be taken to advance meaningful education reform at the local and state levels.
The first meeting on March 22nd in San Jose provided a vigorous discussion among 150 thoughtful attendees. It demonstrated that input from people most impacted by the poor state of our education system can reveal the best opportunities for reform.
We are interested in an open dialogue that will allow us to diagnose the problem and realign our education priorities to prepare students to thrive in 21st-century California. We welcome sharp opinions and informed disagreement about viable alternatives at every stop. We look forward to continuing to bring productive dialogue and practical education reform planning across the state.
We have confirmed the locations and dates for our upcoming tours below:
- Huntington Beach — March 29th, 6:00-8:00pm: Completed
- Sacramento -—April 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm: Completed
- Palm Desert — April 10th, 11:00am-1:00pm: Completed
- Carlsbad — April 12th, 5:00pm-7:00pm: Completed
- Copperopolis — April 15th, 2:00-4:00pm: Completed
- Bel Air — April 22nd, 2:00-4:00pm: Completed
- Glendora — April 27th, 6:30-8:30pm: Completed
- Redding — May 1st, 6:30-8:30pm: Completed
- Bakersfield— May 4th, 7:00-9:00pm: Completed
- Arroyo Grande— May 8th, 6:00-8:00pm: Completed
- San Francisco— May 9th, 5:30-7:30pm: Completed
To keep up to date on the latest developments and forum stops, please visit this link to leave your name and email address. We will send out regular updates.
Lance Christensen is the Vice President of Education Policy & Government Affairs at California Policy Center.