One hundred fifty years ago, the California Teachers Association joined together to take a stand:
Female narrator (in background): "In 1866"
Teacher: ...for the law that established free public schools for all kids in California.
Teacher: And ensured funding for non-white students.
Female narrator (in background): "In 1895"
Teacher: For the first laws to limit class sizes.
Female narrator (in background): "In 1911"
Teacher: Laws to establish community colleges and free textbooks.
Female narrator (in background): "And today..."
Teacher: ...Technology may change the way we teach -- but the values of the California Teachers Association and our commitment to students remain the same.
This is Dean Vogel, a classroom teacher and president of the California Teachers Association. We are leading efforts to close achievement gaps...reduce class sizes...and fully-fund our public schools and colleges. And, because we know our kids are more than a test score, we support a well-rounded education that includes the arts and music.
Paid for by the California Teachers Association, because educators know quality public schools make a better California for all of us.