Educators Applaud Recall’s Defeat, Calling It a Victory for Students

BURLINGAME – California Teachers Association President E. Toby Boyd issued the following statement in response to the defeat of the Gubernatorial recall:

“This election’s outcome is a victory for our students, public education and working families. Voting in large numbers during an off-election year, Californians said “no” to compromising our values, “no” to shortchanging our students and their safety, and “no” to dismantling our public education system. Under Governor Newsom, we have seen historic investments in K-12 schools and community colleges, social and emotional supports for students, a game-changing investment in community schools and the expansion of transitional kindergarten for all four-year-olds. We have seen a strong and consistent commitment to safety and science during this pandemic. Now that this costly and unnecessary recall is behind us, let’s continue our commitment to the public education and future all California students and families deserve.”


The 310,000-member CTA is affiliated with the 3-million-member National Education Association.