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California Education: Will We Be Equal to the Challenge Presented by the Global Economy?

Delaine Eastin - Pepperdine GSEP "Although our state constitution explicitly says that the first priority shall be the education of children through college, too few policy makers seems aware of that promise. California is near the bottom in per pupil spending but near the top in per prisoner expenditures.

Budgets are statements of values--our values are not the same as those who came out of a Great Depression and a Great War and invested in their children. We have great research about what works in education but we lack the courage, vision and heart of previous generations to follow what we know works."

 

For eight years, Delaine Eastin served as the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI). She is the first and only woman in history elected to this position. In this role, Eastin managed more than 40% of the California budget and oversaw the education of 6.1 million children.

While serving as superintendent, she advocated for universal preschool, full-day mandatory kindergarten, reduction in K-3 class size, a longer school year, better technology, improved nutrition for children, and many other major educational initiatives.

Join GSEP in partnership with the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association for Eastin's presentation followed by an opportunity to network at the reception.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Irvine Graduate Campus
6 PM - Presentation
7 PM - Reception

Click here to register.