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State Agency Issues Complaint against Chico School District

PERB Action Charges District with Violations of California Law

CHICO – The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), the agency that oversees public sector bargaining, has issued a complaint against the Chico Unified School District (CUSD) alleging district officials have violated state law requiring them to negotiate in “good faith” to reach a contract agreement with the teachers’ bargaining agent.

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Jamming: 300 Stockton Educators Pack School Board to Demand "Classrooms First"

(Photo above) Chanting and clapping, Stockton Teachers and their supporters jam the Oct. 28th meeting of the Stockton school board to end the “fiscal piracy” that is stealing money from classroom instruction.

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The Latest Time Cover is a Sensationalist Outrage

Suggesting that due process makes it nearly impossible to fire teachers, Time's latest cover purposefully leaves the impression that there are many, many teachers in our public schools who should be fired, but are not, solely because of due process laws. Nothing could be further from the truth!

On Monday, Nov. 3, this cover will be in every supermarket checkout line and newsstand across the country—and it’s already online.

TIMEfail

Since when do tech millionaires know anything about teaching children? Why should they determine the lives and careers of educators? Why don’t they volunteer to teach for a week and then share their new wisdom?

 

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Stockton Teachers Continue to Press District to Make Classroom the Top Priority

(Photo above) During a school board meeting, Stockton teachers display their resolve to fight for their students and themselves

Shouldn’t a school board use its resources to make classroom instruction its top priority?

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Student CTA President Speaks Out on the College Affordability Crisis

Every American deserves a fair shot at higher education. But student debt has become a barrier to accessing the American Dream. Listen to Student CTA President and CSU San Bernardino student Jess Sanchez talk about how student loan debt impacts him.

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CTA President Warns: Billionaires Give Tuck More Than $6M

(Illustration above) Wealthy special interests have given Marshall Tuck, a former hedge fund manager, more than $6 million in hopes they can defeat Supt. Tom Torlakson, a long-time classroom teacher and education advocate.

In-state and out-of-state special interests – read that to mean billionaires and their slightly “impoverished” millionaire cut buddies  -- have now given Marshall Tuck more than $6 million in support of his effort to unseat Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

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Midnight Monday is Voter Registration Deadline for November Election

That clock you hear ticking loudly is the one marking the close of voter registration for the November 4 election.

The Secretary of State’s office reminds would-be voters they have until midnight tonight either to register online or to have their snail-mail registration postmarked.

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CTA President Urges Region II Members to Speak Our Truth to Voters

CTA President Dean E. Vogel, a kindergarten teacher from Vacaville, tells several hundreds of CTA members at the Region 2 Leadership Conference that voters overwhelmingly trust teachers and want to hear from them as they prepare to vote on Nov. 4.

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Sacramento Educators Gear Up to Elect First-rate School Board

(Photo above) Sacramento City Teachers Association phone bankers reach out to frequent voters in support of four school board candidates who will make the classroom the district’s top priority, follow the law, and treat employees with respect.

Hundreds of members of the Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) have been working hard to elect a better school board, one that will support educators in their efforts to provide every student with a first-rate education.

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CA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: INSTRUCTIONAL QUALITY COMMISSION

The Instructional Quality Commission, an advisory body to the State Board of Education (SBE), is looking for teachers with expertise in science, history, social science, world languages and/or health.

Individuals appointed to the IQC will serve a four-year term commencing January 2015. All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on October 20, 2014.

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