In California, where 76 percent of its K-12 enrollment is students of color, diversifying public colleges and universities is a top priority.
Austin Beutner, who has no background as an educator, was widely seen as the more politically connected of two finalists, as well as being the prospect most sympathetic to charter schools.
The Social Justice Humanitas Academy is one of a handful of community schools that have been dramatically closing opportunity and achievement gaps in some of Los Angeles’ toughest neighborhoods.
There are over a dozen streets, parks or monuments in Orange County named after former Klan members — and one elementary school.
Of California’s roughly 223,000 DACA recipients, an estimated 5,000 are working teachers, according to the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington think tank.