Amicus Brief Aims to Protect Safeguards for Students, Families and Communities
Contacts: Claudia Briggs at (916) 296-4087 or Frank Wells at (562) 708-5425
BURLINGAME — California Teachers Association President Eric C. Heins issued the following statement today as CTA joined dozens of California school districts and education organizations filing an amicus brief supporting Santa Clara County’s legal challenge to a Trump Administration order threatening to withhold funding from so-called sanctuary cities.
“The California Teachers Association stands for public schools and communities that are safe spaces for all students and their families. The Trump Administration’s order threatens to undermine the education and well-being of thousands of California students and would make cities, counties, and school systems unwilling agents of federal immigration enforcement. If upheld, the order would cast a shadow over every school and instill fear in students who look to classrooms as a safe place to learn and grow, and would unfairly undermine the bonds of trust between students and the dedicated educators who work to help them build a brighter future. CTA remains committed to the education, safety and security of every student and will continue to do everything in our power to oppose any effort that could harm the children we serve and their families.”
The 325,000-member CTA is affiliated with the 3 million-member National Education Association.