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"My fourth grade teacher at El Rancho Elementary in Chino, Mr. Chavez, was one of my most memorable teachers. I know each of you has a teacher who inspired you. I encourage you to contact them in the next month. A note, an email, a phone call, a personal visit. If you do, please let us know by posting it to our Facebook page. We don’t need a 150 year legacy to know our role in the education of millions of students is critical."

Day of the Teacher

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California Teachers: Honoring our past. Guiding the future.


On May 8 we marked the 31st anniversary of California’s Day of the Teacher. To honor teachers and the 150th anniversary of CTA, we chose “California Teachers: Honoring our Past, Guiding the Future” as this year’s theme.

CTA has been making a positive impact on education for 150 years now. Our victories during that time include the establishment of free public schools for all children, the creation of our higher education system, the passage of significant funding initiatives and bonds to build and renovate schools, due process rights for teachers, class size reduction, and increasing respect for our profession.  In fact, California’s Day of the Teacher arose out of legislation co-sponsored by CTA and the Association of Mexican American Educators in 1982.

We continue to be engaged in and lead the efforts to improve education for all students in this state, now and for the future. 

 Check out some of the events that took place on the 2013 California Day of the Teacher!

Every child deserves a chance to learn and no child succeeds alone.

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