California educators will be meeting with lawmakers before a March 20 hearing in the Senate Education Committee on CTA-opposed SB 10 by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Los Angeles). A special educator lobby day is scheduled for March 19. CTA supports efforts to streamline the dismissal process and is working with the Assembly Education Committee on proposals that protect students and educators. Despite the rhetoric, SB 10 does nothing to make students any safer than they are under the current law.
SB 10 actually delays the process of determining the truth or falsity of accusations leveled against employees and undermines employees' right to a fair and speedy hearing. For more information about SB 10, go the CTA Legislative Action Center.