Ed Gomez, Aba Ngissah, Toby Spencer, Gilda Bloom-Leiva
Delegates say they go to State Council because that’s where “everything CTA” happens — policy is set, funding decisions are made, and direction is set. Everything that CTA supports or opposes is voted on by State Council after it is thoroughly reviewed and recommended by one or more of 22 committees.
Colleagues share about their committees
We each take different parts — some of us talk about bargaining strategies, others about different policies, and then we talk about how these things are affecting what goes through State Council. I encourage members to get updated on the committees, and about what each committee does.
San Bernardino Community College District Teachers Association
As a homework assignment, we reviewed the Common Core math standards with colleagues and then brought back comments and insights. Based on that we’re making recommendations that will be passed on to the California Department of Education. We’re doing the same thing for the Next Generation Science Standards.
Inglewood Teachers Association
Curriculum and Instruction Committee
My committee’s issues affect all the ancillary and alternative modes of education. We’re educating adults, distance learners who are isolated by rural environments, the kids who need hands-on, minds-on learning and don’t learn by bubble tests. We’re here from different parts of the states and in different shops. We’re here for kids who need extra push and mentorship.
San Juan Teachers Association
Alternative Adult and Career Technical Education Committee
We deal with all kinds of different issues — peace and social justice issues that apply to educators and students; student, parent and teacher rights. During this meeting we are dealing with the issue of suspension and learning more about the parent trigger law.
California Faculty Association, San Francisco State University
Civil Rights in Education Committee Chair