Media Advisory: CTA to Unveil New Poll on Thursday: Parents and Voters Concerned for Safety of Students and Educators

As Counties Advance on State Tiers, Safety Remains Top Concern

Researcher, Epidemiologist, Educators Speak to Concerns and Negative Impact of Unsafe Return on Students, Communities

***Thursday, October 15 at 1:00 PM***

BURLINGAME — On Thursday, the California Teachers Association will host a virtual news conference unveiling the findings of a new statewide poll that reveals broad and ongoing concerns for the safety of students and educators. The poll, conducted in September by Hart Research Associates, was among 1,257 voters and 527 public school parents.

WHO: E. Toby Boyd, Kindergarten Teacher and President, CTA
Geoff Garin, President, Hart Research
Dr. Robert Harrison, Clinical Professor, UC San Francisco and Specialist in Occupational Medicine
Ken Johnson, President, Manteca Educators’ Association (MEA)

WHAT: Virtual News Conference to discuss poll findings

WHEN: Thursday, October 15, at 1:00 p.m. PST

WHERE: RSVP for Zoom link to


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