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1. The school in this photo is significant because:
A. It was CTA’s first office in Burlingame.
B. It is the old Columbia School House, which CTA helped restore.
C. It was California’s first teacher training college.
D. It is the oldest school in California still in operation.
2. Who was CTA’s founding father?
A. Dean Vogel
B. John Muir
C. John Swett
D. Horace Mann
3. In 1927, CTA won a legal victory when the state Supreme Court ruled that a school board can’t:
A. Fire a teacher because she got married.
B. Fire a teacher because she’s pregnant.
C. Fire a teacher because he’s a Communist.
D. Evaluate teachers.
4. The original name of the California Teachers Association was:
A. California Teachers and Administrators
B. The John Swett Society
C. California Professional Teachers Association
D. California Educational Society
5. California’s Day of the Teacher:
A. Began with legislation sponsored by CTA and the Association of Mexican American Educators in 1982.
B. Resulted from a proclamation signed by President Harry S. Truman to address the teacher shortage after World War II.
C. Is part of an international celebration of the good work of teachers.
D. Is the one day teachers are allowed to call in sick.
6. The Quality Education Investment Act is:
A. Successful CTA-sponsored legislation to address the achievement gap in California schools through meaningful teacher-driven reform.
B. An effort by corporations to privatize low-performing schools.
C. An innovative school nutrition program that gives students a head start on the day.
D. A program that offers scholarships to undocumented immigrants to attend California colleges.
7. Due process rights mean:
A. Teachers are entitled to a fair hearing in a dismissal action.
B. Teachers have a job for life.
C. Incompetent teachers are protected.
D. Academic freedom for teachers.
8. CTA’s fight for due process rights dates back to:
A. 1863, when John Swett decried arbitrary and capricious firings of teachers.
B. 1975, with the passage of the Rodda Act.
C. Gov. Jerry Brown’s election in 2012.
D. Gov. Pat Brown’s election in 1958.
9. CTA’s membership no longer includes:
A. Bus drivers
10. Coinciding with CTA’s sesquicentennial, the organization:
A. Is conducting a yearlong strategic planning process that will impact its future.
B. Is dissolving.
C. Is no longer going to bargain local contracts.
D. Is merging with the California Federation of Teachers.
11. CTA’s political involvement includes:
A. Active advocacy on education policy in Sacramento.
B. Support of education-friendly local and state public officials.
C. Legislative action alerts to members.
D. All of the above.
12. Lois Tinson was:
A. CTA’s founding mother.
B. The first African American woman elected president of CTA.
C. The first female teacher allowed to be married.
D. The first female president of CTA.
13. The 1975 CTA-sponsored Rodda Act allowed:
A. Teachers to collectively bargain their salaries and working conditions.
B. Prayer in the schools.
C. Teachers to receive health benefits.
D. Opportunity for teachers to meet and confer about their salaries and working conditions.
14. California’s landmark Proposition 98, drafted and sponsored by CTA:
A. Guarantees that at least 40 percent of the state budget is spent on K-14 education.
B. Gives CTA a member on the State Board of Education.
C. Sets minimum class size at 22.
D. Mandates compulsory education for children between 6 and 18 years old.
15. CTA engages in human rights and social justice because:
A. It’s politically correct.
B. It enhances the quality of education for all students as outlined in CTA’s mission.
C. It’s good public relations.
D. We like to rabble-rouse.
1. B 2. C 3. A 4. D 5. A 6. A 7. A 8. A 9. B 10. A 11. D 12. B 13. A 14. A 15. B