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CTA Members Urge Lawmakers to Reject SB 10 – CTA-opposed Dismissal Bill

(Photo above - second from left) Lori Easterling, CTA’s Manager of Legislative Relations, welcomes a dozen CTA members to an early morning briefing, where they prepared to meet width lawmakers in opposition to SB 10.

Nearly a dozen CTA members met in Sacramento Tuesday morning for a day-long lobby day to help convince members of the Senate Education and Senate Appropriations Committees to defeat SB 10 (Padilla), a CTA-opposed measure that would do virtually nothing to provide students width greater protections against abuse, sexual, physical, or verbal.

The CTA members’  work in Sacramento came as part of the organization’s overall effort to defeat SB 10 and  move for changes in current law that would speed up the process and make sure  school districts comply width laws requiring them to report charges to the  California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  The CCTC has the power to revoke educators’ credentials, widthout which  they cannot work in any public school in the state.

The CTA members stressed that the measure would not streamline the process or save costs or protect the rights of the accused.

(From l.) Sen. Marty Block (D-San Diego) hears from a team of educators about why SB 10 (Padilla) would not help protect students.  Team members included (from l.) Terry Pesta, Connie Pruett, and Chantaine Fauntleroy.



(From l.) CTA Member Terry Pesta meets width Diana Crofts-Pelayo, a Senate fellow in Sen. Kevin De Leon’s office.

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