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Lawmakers, Educators Propose Comprehensive Changes to Boost Charter Accountability, Transparency, and Fair Access to All Students

(Photo above) Backed by teacher representatives and charter school teachers, Sen. Leno spells out that his SB 322 “helps ensure that admission requirements for charter schools encourage equal access for all students….”

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More Than 120 Marysville Teachers and Supporters Battle to Make Students the Top Priority

(Photo above) As cameras from Channel 13 and Channel 40 roll, more than 120 Marysville teachers and supporters cheer on Marysville United Teachers Association President Inge Schlusser as she derides Supt. Gay Todd and the school board for failing to make classrooms the top funding priority.

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38 Resolute Vineland Teachers Win 3.6 Percent Salary Boost, Benefit Upgrades

(Photo above) Labor Leader Dolores Huerta (front, center) joined Vineland Teachers' Association President Kara Ranney, the 37-other VTA members, and parents and community members at a school board meeting in February, denouncing the district’s earlier refusal to offer the educators a fair contract that puts students and teachers at the top of the priority list.

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Lodi Educators Organize to Get More Funds to the Classroom

(Photo above) Members of the organizing team of the Lodi Education Association coordinate calendars during an afternoon meeting at the chapter.

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Stockton Teachers March for Students Outside of Fact Finding Hearing

(Photo above) A child leads them: Two members of the Stockton Teachers Association family lead a column of parents, teachers, and students who marched on Monday at the site of the fact-finding hearing at the district headquarters. The demonstration of solidarity and community support aimed at convincing the district to come back to the table and agree to allocate more funds to support students and the teachers they depend upon.

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Chico Educators Organize to Make Students, Teachers, Classroom the District's Top Priority

(Photo above) Supported by local and CTA staff, members of the Chico Unified Teachers Association’s organizing team discuss how best to proceed in their ongoing battle to force the local school district to reallocate its resources to students, classrooms, and educators.

They’ve elected school board members, they’ve marched, and they’ve rallied….and now they’ve made their fact-finding presentation…but members of the Chico Unified Teachers Association still have miles to go to get the local school board to refocus itself on the needs of students and the educators who help them achieve excellence.

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Temecula Educators, Students, Community Flex Muscles and Strengthen Ties

(Photo above) Temecula Valley Education Association Member Anne O’Donnell-McCann helps supervise elementary students who took part in Saturday’s field games that were part of a daylong athletic event.

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Stockton Teachers Rally in Walking Boots for Students, Classrooms

(Photo above) A Channel 3 reporter does a live stand-up as an estimated half-thousand Stockton Teachers Association members march in their "boots" on March Lane and Pacific to demonstrate their willingness to strike if the district doesn't agree to a contract that puts students and teachers first.

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CTA Officers, Board Seek Support for Students, Educators, Schools on Lobby Day


(Photo above) During the CTA Board Lobby Day, CTA Vice President Eric Heins (gesturing), CTA Board Member David Goldberg (at left), and Manager of Legislative Relations Lori Easterling speak with Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) about the need for increased school funding.

CTA leaders and board members were in the state Capitol all day on Feb. 17, urging lawmakers to help boost California from its dismal 46th place nationally in per-student spending and to support efforts to rebuild the teacher workforce.

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400 Santa Rosa Teachers Tell Board: Make Students, Teachers -- Not Consultants -- No. 1


(Photo above) Backed by more than 400 teachers, community members, and students, Amy Stern, a teacher and president of the Santa Rosa Teachers Association, tells school board members that the district’s refusal to use Proposition 30 funds to support the classroom is harming students.

An estimated 400 members of the Santa Rosa Teachers Association jammed the February 11 meeting of the local school board to deliver a simple message: it’s time to make students and teachers the district’s top funding priority.

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