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300 Santa Ana Teachers Rally for Students and Against Board Member's Disparagement

During last Tuesday’s school board meeting, hundreds of Santa Ana educators call out a local school board member whose anti-educator remarks have promoted the teachers association to file unfair labor practice charges with the state agency that monitors public sector bargaining.

More than 300 members of the Santa Ana Educators Association (SAEA) rallied at last Tuesday’s meeting of the Santa Ana Unified School District Board to press for a new contract settlement that will make classroom instruction the district’s top priority.  The educators also protested a consistent stream of inaccurate and disparaging comments about educational personnel made by Board Member Cecelia Iglesias.

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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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Guest Blogger: Gretel Liana Rodriguez describes her experiences as a novice NEA RA attendee

Gretel Liane Rodriguez This is my third NEA Representative Assembly, and I am as excited to be here as if it were my first! My first RA was in Washington, D.C., and I think that is the best place to attend the RA for the first time. I traveled all alone and didn’t know anyone that year. I have seven friends traveling with me this year, and I am rooming with two of them. I had to beg to find a roommate my first year. Luckily, a veteran took me under her wing. 

There is one true fact about the RA: Everyone is so friendly and kind to “newbies.” You feel loved and cared for – so Shout Out if you are new so that others can help you.

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