Superintendent of Public Instruction Applicant

Marshall Tuck

Currently: (former) Educator at New Teacher Center

Marshall Tuck has been working on public education most of his adult life, but never as an elected official. That, he says, is a good thing: The public school system doesn’t need a traditionalist who is beholden to special interests, but someone who is willing to think big and occasionally tell the powers that be what they don’t want to hear. Although he supports a California ban on for-profit charters, he is strongly backed by nonprofit charter school advocates.


The son of a teacher and a lawyer, Tuck was born in Burlingame, where he attended both parochial and public schools. After an initial stint in investment banking, Tuck ditched finance for a career in education. He has managed a network of charter schools, partnered with a school district to revamp low-performing schools, and most recently worked at a nonprofit that trains new teachers and principals.


  • Paying teachers more—especially if they agree to work in challenging schools
  • Giving schools more flexibility to hire and fire
  • Universal Pre-K
  • Complaining about the size and complexity of the California education code
  • Not spending the entire hiring season arguing with his opponent about charter schools

Letters of Recommendation:

  • Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
  • Association of California School Administrators
  • California Charter Schools Association
  • Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

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The Resume of Marshall Tuck

Educator-in-Residence at the New Teacher Center, 2015 – 2017

  • Helped implement a training program for new public school teachers in Fresno

CEO at Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, 2007 – 2013

  • Managed 18 struggling public schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District under an agreement struck by Los Angeles former mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
  • Helped provide training to teachers, principals, and parents

President of Green Dot Public Schools, 2002 – 2006

  • Helped the group open 10 charter high schools in some of L.A.’s poorest neighborhoods

Additional experience: Candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2014 (ran on a very similar platform)—unsuccessful

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