Contact: Mike Myslinski, CTA; 408-921-5769 (cell); email@example.com
BURLINGAME – Dean E. Vogel, president of the 325,000-member California Teachers Association, released this statement today regarding the new California Federation of Teachers funding initiative:
“It is good news that the governor, legislative leaders and the Restoring California Coalition have found common ground on a funding initiative for the November 2012 ballot. The new plan uses the structure of the governor’s initiative to ensure additional revenues will flow through the state general fund to close the state’s budget deficit and to restore cuts to schools, colleges and other essential public services. It also promotes tax fairness by increasing income taxes on the wealthiest Californians. Hopefully, this new agreement will bring more people together supporting a responsible plan to put California back on the road to recovery.”
CTA members will be discussing this new plan at CTA’s State Council of Education meeting next week.
The 325,000-member CTA is affiliated with the 3.2 million-member National Education Association.