CTA Resolution of Unity, Resolve and Resilience:
A Call to Action for the Public Education All California's Students Deserve
Public education is the foundation of our 21st-century democracy. Social justice for all begins with a quality, free public education. Our public schools are where our students come to be educated in the fullest sense of that word, including as citizens of this great country. As educators, we strive every day to make every public school and college a place where we prepare the nation's young people to contribute to our society, economy and citizenry.
California must continue to lead the nation. The 325,000 members of CTA are committed to making sure all California's students get the public education they deserve. We ask all Californians, including elected leaders regardless of party affiliation, to join us in supporting a strong, inclusive, safe and innovative public education system that ensures all students can succeed, regardless of their zip code. Our public schools must remain centers of our communities, and not become corporate profit centers. We hold these values because all children, regardless of family circumstances, where they live, where they were born, how they look, who they love, or the language they speak have the right to a public education that helps them reach their full potential.
Introducing the Advocating for All Students: A Social Justice Toolkit
CTA has developed the Advocating for All Students: A Social Justice Toolkit to provide resources for educators to be prepared to ensure our schools are safe havens for all students. This tool kit will help you:
- Create a safe zone for your students
- Encourage your local school board to adopt the resolution and join us in supporting unity, resolve and resilience in our schools
- Report incidents
- Speak up and share on social media
Share your safe zone!
Santa Rosa High School teacher, Will Lyon writes a poem to declare love and acceptance for all students. Show us how you or your school is creating safer spaces for students. Post to our Facebook page, or tagging us on Twitter and Instagram by using #WeAreCTA.