Class Size Reduction
CTA believes that small class sizes, particularly in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, allows for the optimum development of a student’s potential and ensures individual attention to each student.
The intent of the Human Rights Department is to promote positive human relations and improve the education of all students with a focus on equitable access to public education.
CTA believes every student attending a public school in California is entitled to equal access to all educational opportunities. This access shall not be denied because of gender discrimination, ethnicity, language, special needs, socio-economic or immigration status.
California’s educators overwhelmingly support stronger laws to ensure school safety and prevent gun violence.
CTA believes that students with exceptional needs must be educated in the most appropriate placement and that many of these children can benefit by instruction in regular education classes.
Testing and Standards
CTA responds to a controversial series of articles promoting the use of student test scores to measure an individual teacher's effectiveness.