New CA Supt. of Public Instruction Taps Council VP for Transition Team
Our schools need help. California’s students rank 48th or 49th in the country in reading, science and math. Compared globally, the situation darkens further with the U.S. ranked 29th in science and 35th in math.
Luckily, help from the Bay Area Council is on the way. The Council’s VP of Education, Linda Galliher was tapped to join newly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson’s transition team. Linda has accomplished some great things at the Council over the past year, such as leading the passage of legislation to allow teacher performance to be linked to student outcomes, helping to pass legislation to establish an early warning system for student failure or dropout, and leading the passage of legislation to raise the kindergarten entry age to five, with transitional schooling for eligible four year olds.
We’re proud of her work and we know that Linda will ensure the voice of business is clearly heard as Superintendent Torlakson assumes office. Congrats!