|Diane Lenning campaign|
|Lenning with CA GOP heavyweight Bill Jones|
"Most people don't know that the unions control this country."
--Diane A. Lenning, a Republican candidate for California's state superintendent of public instruction, at a recent candidate forum in Orange County. Lenning also believes, "We need an American flag in every classroom again." In response to a question from a teacher concerned that uneducated people selected President Barack Obama in the last election, Lenning said that if she wins she will increase "a focus on critical thinking in our schools so [students turned future voters] arrive at their conclusions based on facts" and not "indoctrination."