In race for governor, Newsom and Cox offer competing views on CA education

Despite Newsom’s extensive and detailed education platform, it is unlikely that education will be a major issue in the campaign itself. Instead, issues that Cox will raise, such as immigration and the state’s gas tax — and other taxes generally — will be far more prominent, while Newsom will tie Cox to Trump, who is more unpopular in California than almost any other state. But education advocates will be looking closely at Newsom’s positions on education because it is a certainty, barring some political catastrophe, that Newsom will be California’s next governor.

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