The Blog

No Tricks: Chico Educators Urge CTA Members to Vote for Supt. Torlakson in GOTV Efforts

(Photo above) A costumed Susan Green and her daughter, Clara, reach out to CTA members by phone, urging them to support an educator, Tom Torlakson, for re-election as State Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Green, who teaches at Cal State University Chico, is a member of CTA’s State Council of Education and statewide Treasurer of the California Faculty Association. She is supporting Supt. Torlakson because of his years as a classroom teacher, coach, and higher education instructor and his courageous advocacy for public education during his legislative career.

Read more »

CTA Joins Labor in Walking and Talking for Pro-education Candidates

(Photo above) At Center, CTA President Dean E. Vogel, an elementary teacher; and CTA Vice President Eric Heins, also an elementary teacher, join with (from l.) Sacramento Central Labor Council Leader Bill Camp, U.S. Rep. Ami Bera and his wife, and CFT Vice representatives to rally volunteers preparing to do Election Day precinct walking on behalf of pro-education candidates.

Read more »

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.

Read more »

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.

Read more »

Governor Vetoes CTA-sponsored Mandatory Kindergarten Bill

In a disappointment to educators, Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed AB 1444, the CTA-sponsored measure by Assembly Members Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) and Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) that would have ensured that all youngsters secure the educational advantages provided by the modern kindergarten curriculum and experience.

Read more »

Governor Signs CTA-backed Language Acquisition Bill

The governor has signed SB 1174, a CTA-supported measure that will help all students acquire English language proficiency.

Read more »

Governor Signs Opposed Seizure Medicine Injection Bill

More teachers may to have perform tasks better left to trained medical personnel as a result of the governor’s signing of SB 1266.

Read more »

Teachers’ Voices Will Matter in Superintendent of Public Instruction Race

Voters trust teachers, and they want advice from educators on election issues that affect public schools.

This year more than ever, teachers’ voices will be highly valued as parents and other voters decide how to vote in the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Read more »

Educators Appeal Meritless Vergara Lawsuit, Say Ruling Hurts Students and Teachers

The organizations representing more than 400,000 California educators today filed an appeal of L.A. Superior Court Rudy Treu’s meritless ruling in Vergara v. State of California.

The notice of appeal filed by CTA and the California Federation of Teachers asks the appeals court to reverse the ruling that undermines students’ education in California by striking down five provisions of the Education Code.

Read more »

Help Children Succeed: Urge Governor to Sign CTA-sponsored Kindergarten Bill!

As educators, we know that an early start helps children succeed in school and in life. That’s the principle behind AB 1444, the CTA sponsored measure by Assembly Education Chair Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) and Assembly Member Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) that would require all students to complete kindergarten before tackling the increasingly rigorous academic tasks they face in first grade.

Read more »

Every child deserves a chance to learn and no child succeeds alone.

© 1999- California Teachers Association