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Quality Public Education For All

To support our educators’ passion and dedication to teaching and learning, CTA embarked on the journey of building a long-term strategic plan to carry our union into the future. 

“Our Union, Our Future” is about listening to and engaging all members, advocating for our students, leading our profession, reaching out into our communities and working toward a just society for all.

Cover of CTA's Strategic plan, teacher with three students

Our Focus Areas

The Strategic Planning Group believes the mission of CTA is carried out by building a strong union on the foundation of members who are active and engaged in strong local chapters.

Building an organizing culture that engages CTA members at every level of our union

Supporting the recruitment, retention and development of effective, responsible and accountable leaders at every level of our union

Building effective and authentic partnerships with parents, other unions and community organizations

Transforming our profession for teachers and other educators by supporting the highest standards of quality in student-centered education

Standing up for social justice, equity and diversity inside our organization and in the greater community

Aligning CTA staffing and governance structures with these strategic objectives and assuring effective representational democracy in CTA

Changing the education reform discourse to being proactive and student-centered on education policy issues

Engaging in new member organizing, including charter school workers, Education Support Professionals and college faculty, to advance our goal of quality education for all

Our Process

After two years of conversations with and feedback from thousands of CTA members, leaders and staff, delegates to the January 2014 State Council unanimously passed “Our Union Our Future.” 

Since its adoption, staff and leaders have been working to bring CTA into alignment with the Strategic Plan. Today, in 2020, “Our Union, Our Future” is now in motion at all levels of the organization.