California is a large state with a correspondingly large education system, a central issue for the gubernatorial candidates

California’s educational statistics are impressive: aside from the approximately 6 million students under 18 years old attending public schools, 600,000 of which attend charter schools, and 3 million enrolled in institutions of higher education.

The race to select a candidate for California governor to take over from Jerry Brown, who reached the end of his term, seems like it will center primarily on the issue of education as well as transportation, housing, and jobs.

As a minority of California voters approve of current President Donald Trump (less than 25%), the candidate who wins the seat of Governor will have an inordinate amount of influence on policies both within California and on a national scale.

The elected governor of California will be at the forefront of the nation’s politics

CEO of Reset Foundation, John Deasy, stated that the Trump administration has not forced California to the left of politics, but rather to the forefront of the nation’s political and media spotlight. Deasy added he hoped the new governor would serve as a sort of “proxy president”.

In an unprecedented turn of events, this year’s candidates for governor will have the chance to offer educational solutions that are not hindered by funding issues, and many of the candidates if not all are taking advantage.

Popular candidate and early favorite Gavin Newsom, a Democrat and former San Francisco mayor, has a reputation of success when it comes to fund raising, having acquired approximately $13 million thus far.

As with his fellow candidates, Newsom, aged 50, is a proponent of proposals that are quantified as low-stakes, such as expanding early education and reducing the cost of college tuition fees for students.

All candidates advocate proposals to reform and develop California’s system of education.

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