California Educator

February/March 2020

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Compiled by Julian Peeples Quotes & Numbers "We embrace Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget proposal, especially because of the students we teach and work with every day. It's clear [he] recognizes the challenges facing our students and educators, and we applaud him for making strong allocations to address the needs of students and the critical teacher shortage in this state." —CTA President E. TOBY BOYD on the governor's 2020 budget proposal, which allocates $84 billion for K-14, an increase of $3.8 billion over last year. 1 in 6 R A T I O O F high school students who reported "seriously considering suicide" in 2017, including nearly 1 in 4 girls and almost half of gay, lesbian and bisexual students, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. 1 in 7 R A T I O O F CTA members who were on strike in 2019. " Education moves slowly. Technology doesn't. If we don't act with urgency, our students' ability to engage in civic life will be the casualty." — "Students' Civic Online Reasoning," a Stanford University study that found young people woefully unable to discern fact from fiction on the internet. E S T I M A T E D S H O R T A G E of teachers nationwide in 2025, according to the Economic Policy Institute. " Make sure your school is organized and educated on Schools and Communities First so we can get parents and even students involved. Let 's make this the fight of our generation and build our future!" "Teachers are going to be the saviors of our country. But they can't do it by themselves. We have to fight to give them the resources they need so they can save the soul of our nation." —DOLORES HUERTA, civil rights leader and organizer, on the importance of educators in the ongoing struggle for justice. "How can a teacher tell their students to do something they're not doing themselves? Practice is hard. That's why it's called discipline, because you become a student. And with self-care, you become a student of yourself." —TREVOR HAWKINS, certified yoga therapist and son of a longtime teacher, on educator self-care. 200,000 — CTA Vice President DAVID B. GOLDBERG, addressing delegates at CTA State Council in January. Read how you can get involved with the #SchoolsAndCommunitiesFirst initiative on page 39. P E R C E N T A G E O F high school students who take a career technical education course, according to the Association for Career & Technical Education. 9 4 P E R C E N T A G E the national average teacher salary has decreased over the past decade, adjusted for inflation, according to NEA. 4.5 14 In the Know

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