California Educator

February/March 2024

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I N S P I R E D B Y T H E W O R D S of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and powered by our unbreakable unity, CTA State Council of Education in January set a path for our union's future, as we continue to fight for the schools all students deserve. In his address to State Council, CTA President David B. Goldberg highlighted Dr. King's "people-powered movements for justice," reminding council repre- sentatives of the solidarity that was the foundation of these historic movements. "It fills me with hope to know that the people I'm looking at right now — a room of nearly 1,000 public school educators — are carrying on the legacy of Dr. King today. In our union. And in our class- rooms. In our people-powered campaigns. We're all united by the struggle for public education," Gold- berg said. " The idea that children of every race, background and zip code should have the freedom to learn and pursue their dreams. The idea that every child deserves an accurate, honest and quality education, no matter the color of their skin or where they call home. An education that reflects their truth, their history and who they are as a person." At the beginning of a crucial year that includes the election of a president, U.S. senator and 2,000 school board members, as well as a near-$40 billion state budget deficit, Goldberg reminded State Council that our commitment to each other and our students is our greatest resource. "As union educators, we have the power to impact the outcome of every election, and in particular our local school board races," Goldberg said. "It's through strong locals and collective action that we can ensure victory in those board races." To help achieve our union's goals on Election Day, CTA State Council approved $1.5 million for ballot Focused on the Future, Building Power to Win CTA State Council of Education sets course for challenges ahead By Julian Peeples State Council delegates voting on one of many important issues. CTA President David Goldberg speaks to energized State Council delegates. "Dr. King said, 'The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.' My friends, we are critical in the movement to bend it." —David Goldberg, CTA President 53 F E B R U A R Y / M A R C H 2 0 24 CTA & You

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