California Educator

February/March 2024

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Compiled by Julian Peeples Quotes & Numbers " The budget shortfall, and the potential for cuts or freezes to vital services, highlight the need for long-term, consistent investment in all public services, including public schools. California is the fifth largest economy in the world; our students deserve nothing less than an education system that reflects that economic strength." — CTA President David Goldberg, in response to the governor 's budget proposal (see Page 38). 15,000 Additional arts teachers needed to fully implement Prop. 28, according to a January EdSource article. 73 Percentage of teachers who reported job-related stress in 2022, per RAND Corp. (59% reported burnout.) Need help? Visit for resources or see a professional. 36,000 Schools that need to update or replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems — about 41% of districts nationwide, according to the U.S. General Accounting Office. $716 million New federal funding for community schools announced recently by the Biden Administration. Recently proposed legislation backed by NEA would also provide an additional $3.65 billion over the next five years. C O M M U N I T Y S C H O O L S " I play a teacher, my whole family, they're teachers, going back generations. Teachers are good people, gotta respect them. They do a good thing. It's a tough job, so this is for teachers as well." — Actor Paul Giamatti, during his speech after winning a Golden Globe award for his role in " The Holdovers." R a ph _ P H " We must get back to pre-pandemic levels quickly, but also let's be clear: The bare minimum that we aspire to is to get back to what it was in 2019. 2019 wasn't anything to write home about. Our kids deserve better." — Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, in an EdWeek story about Pres. Biden's agenda for K–12 public schools. " Community schools play a critical role in delivering targeted and specific educational opportunities for students while also offering hope, opportunity and transformation to entire communities." — NEA President Becky Pringle, in response to proposed federal legislation that would provide $3.65 billion for community schools over the next five years. 13 F E B R U A R Y / M A R C H 2 0 24 I

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