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School Superintendents Respond In Unison To George Floyd Killing

Sacramento, CA — The chief education officials in all of California’s 58 counties, including the Mother Lode, weigh-in in solidarity over the recent killing of George Floyd and the events happening in the aftermath.

During a live stream teleconference Monday, State Schools Superindent Tony Thurmond, the only elected official in the state who is African American, announced plans to lead an effort focusing on racism in public schools as he shared emotional remarks about the killing that he said left him struggling to answer his own children’s questions as to why it happened. Here are the edited remarks of Thurmond:

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