State Council members also voted to oppose two deceptive ballot measures that would hurt students, eliminate the secure retirement of educators and other public employees, and undermine teachers' professional rights in the classroom.
· The Public Employees: Pension and Retiree Healthcare Benefits, Initiative Constitutional Amendment. The proposal would eliminate constitutional protections for employee pension and retiree healthcare benefits. Read more about it here.
· The High Quality Teachers Act of 2014. It would modify seniority of teachers in public K-12 schools and change the manner in which teachers are evaluated and assessed. Read The Sacramento Bee's take on the measure.