California Educator

October/November 2019

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NEA's Super Moves Rudy's story A S P A R T O F its focus on the 2020 election, NEA has launched "We Need a President Who's With Us," educator stories that call on all Americans to support candidates who will fight for students. High school history teacher and United Teachers Los Angeles member Rudy Dueñas tells his story in a short video. Many of the anxieties he sees in students every day mirror those he experienced as a youth, Dueñas says. The toxic political climate of the past few years — in which immigrants are routinely targeted and scape- goated — has "added an extra layer," making it even more essen- tial that schools get resources to help struggling students. "There's an urgency out there," he says. "People need to be edu- cated about the issues to make wise decisions. We need to have a government — not just the pres- idency, it's Congress, governors — that will stand up and speak for the people and our students." Watch the video and contribute your story at presidential-2020/ member-stories. UTLA's Rudy Dueñas tells his story in an NEA video. Name it. Claim it. Stop it. W H E N B U L L Y I N G , bias and hate happen in our schools, we all have a role to play to protect our students' right to learn and thrive in a safe and welcoming environment. A new video from NEA EdJustice urges educators to "speak up when you hear a student teased for their race, religion, gender or sexuality. Silence empowers the bully." Watch it and learn more at For more resources and tools, go to Our own education superheroes T E L L Y T S E , N E W L Y elected to the NEA Board of Directors and former pres- ident of the Beverly Hills Education Association, created a video featuring other new board members and him as Avengers-style superheroes for public education. See it at NEA Board of Directors Class of 2019, California contingent, left to right: Taunya Jaco, Robbie Kreitz, Ruth Luevand, Telly Tse. 60 CTA & You

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