California Educator

August/September 2019

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Compiled by Julian Peeples In these times, when some are trying to tear us apart — to separate us by race, gender, nationality, and by who we love — we can't allow the politics of division to win. We must remember that we are here for a greater good. We are here for our students! We're here to stand up for the strong public schools that are the foundation of our democracy." —CTA President E. TOBY BOYD at 2019 Summer Institute $ 11 billion A M O U N T O F P U B L I C F U N D I N G that would be restored for schools, community colleges and other community services by closing the commercial property tax loophole as pro- posed in the Schools and Communities First Initiative, slated for a statewide vote in November 2020. California per-pupil public education funding for 2019-20 following a $2.7-billion increase in Prop. 98 funding (to $81.1 billion) over last year. " This movement has created something better for millions of students and educators, but it's bigger than that. We've created something better for communities — for this country that we love." — NEA President LILY ESKELSEN GARCÍA to Representative Assembly delegates on the #RedForEd movement. " I had one boy, he was trying to be very quiet about it, but he was sobbing. I was upset, and I'm a 48-year-old adult. … In the back of my mind, I don't know that it's a drill. I think, 'My goodness, this could really be happening.' " — Raisin City Teachers Association President KIM COOPER, about an unannounced armed intruder drill that terrified students and educators before summer break. " (Not requiring credentials for teachers) is the secret sauce that makes charters so great." — Charter school lobbyist testifying at a state Senate Education hearing on AB 1505, which would bring accountability to the privately managed charter school industry. Locally elected CTA delegates to the 2019 NEA Representative Assembly, out of more than 6,000 total delegates. P R O P O R T I O N O F E D U C A T O R S with less than one year of experience who have nonschool jobs over the summer, according to the Pew Research Center. 1/3 $11,993 822 14 Quotes & Numbers In the Know 66% G R A D U A T I O N R A T E for charter high schools in California, compared with 93 percent for traditional public high schools in the state, according to an NEA analysis of 2015 data.

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