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Male Narrator:
One hundred fifty years ago, the California Teachers Association joined together to take a stand:

Female narrator (in background): "In 1866"

Teacher: ...for the law that established free public schools for all kids in California.

Teacher: And ensured funding for non-white students.

Female narrator (in background): "In 1895"

Teacher: For the first laws to limit class sizes.

Female narrator (in background): "In 1911"

Teacher: Laws to establish community colleges and free textbooks.

Female narrator (in background): "And today..."

Teacher: ...Technology may change the way we teach -- but the values of the California Teachers Association and our commitment to students remain the same.

Dean Vogel:
This is Dean Vogel, a classroom teacher and president of the California Teachers Association. We are leading efforts to close achievement gaps...reduce class sizes...and fully-fund our public schools and colleges. And, because we know our kids are more than a test score, we support a well-rounded education that includes the arts and music.

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

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