California Educator

August 2015

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What's new at Video @Lily_NEA Unions are the birthplace of powerful women. Belinda Stevens Hyde | A P R I L 2 5 I just LOVE my job. Adam Silver | A U G . 3 As we know, last month, the House passed an awful ESEA bill, the Senate passed one far from perfect. Members of both the House and Senate Education Committees will meet in the next few months to reconcile these flawed bills. Now, more than ever, our voice needs to be heard! Call, email, tweet these Members and let them know you want the end of high-stakes testing! They need to hear from experts — US! Denise Shyffer | J U L Y 3 1 If only the USA would commit as much money to schools as they do to wars! Our schools need 21st century technology! Meredith Beachly | J U L Y 2 7 We ARE one amazing union! Cher yl Rios | J U L Y 3 1 I think many CTA members were duped into sympathizing with the voucher movement's cause of bringing more options and opportunity to poor students. Now, however, the veil has been lifted and we can all see clearly. Kimberley Gilles | J U L Y 2 1 With this kind of [CTA] leadership, we can rock this state! Kristin Balt | J U L Y 2 1 ALEC [American Legislative Exchange Council] is cancer to working people. Favorite comments Top T weet Our favorite tweet of the month Ready: In this short video, the National Education Association welcomes students and educators back to school and reminds us of the fruitful months ahead. More top tweets @Lily_NEA (Lily Eskelsen García) Unions are the birthplace of powerful women — the foundation of successful organizing. @EllisMathEd "It's so powerful to be involved in professional development that's done WITH teachers rather than TO teachers." @Stephieand Representing @CATeachersAssoc running to benefit kids track in Atlanta! Most popular post J U L Y 8 218 likes 15 shares Resources for members New 2015-16 Member Benefits publications are available for order and download (click on the "Tools & Resources" tab). Check the latest from the Capitol Read about what's happening in the state Legislature — including the Capitol News, a listing of highlighted bills, and key issues. Honoring our student counterparts Members of Student CTA add to the strength and energy to our Association. Check out the new SCTA officers and executive board for 2015-16. August is Family Fun Month What better time than now to hang with someone from another generation. After all, National Kids Day and Senior Citizens Day both fall in August! Nearly 50 MLK Scholarship recipients Dozens of CTA members and young people were awarded between $1,000 and $3,500 this year, thanks to CTA's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship. CTA Online Dave White My sentiments exactly! Sabitha Chanduri 100% Agreed!! 10

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