California Educator

October 2014

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18 How do you separate the "do-gooders" from the corporate leaders who play a "dangerous role" in the school privatization movement? Read the perspectives of CTA members who are Teach For America alumni. Wanted: Long-term, effective teachers contents O C T O B E R 2 0 1 4 V O L U M E 1 9 I S S U E 3 Do-gooders or school Rhee-formers? AMERICA TEACH FOR PA G E 1 8 PA G E 9 RE-ELECT TOM TORLAKSON Superintendent of Public Instruction RE-ELECT RE-ELECT RE-ELECT TORLAKSON TORLAKSON TORLAKSON Superintendent of Superintendent of Superintendent of Public Instruction Public Instruction Public Instruction 46 on on 47 NO YES Facing the ultimate teachable moment CANCER: IS IT OK TO STUDENTS? PA G E 2 4 IS IT OK TO STUDENTS? PA G E 3 0 PA G E 4 4 MEET THE TOP EDUCATOR SPACE Clinton Loo is a math teacher at San Jose High School and a Teach For America alumnus. 3 Feedback 4 Ask Dean 7 CTA Online 8 Editor's Note 54 Calendar 56 Extra Credit O C T O B E R 2 0 1 4 V O L U M E 1 9 I S S U E 3 F E A T U R E S Female teachers have higher rates of cancer than other women in our state, according to the California Teachers Study. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and CTA members who have survived cancer and are thriving share their stories, in hopes of inspiring others waging the battle of their lives. 9 Surviving and thriving 1 V O L U M E 1 9 I S S U E 3

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