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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. More

Educator Rights

As a California education employee you have certain rights guaranteed by law with respect to your employment. CTA works tirelessly in a variety of ways to preserve and enhance your employment rights and to protect you against certain acts of discrimination. More

Human Rights

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. More

Immigration Reform

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. More

School Safety

California’s educators overwhelmingly support stronger laws to ensure school safety and prevent gun violence. More

Special Education

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. More

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. More

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