California Educator

November 2012

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 21 of 39

Victory is sweet C ALIFORNIA VOTERS APPROVED a statewide sales and income tax measure to support education, and they continued a trend of backing local bond initiatives that help schools as well. At press time, reports show voters approved 85 of 106 school bond measures, authorizing a total of $12.8 billion in borrowing. They also passed 15 of 25 school parcel tax plans, ac- cording to a League of California Cities report. Pro-education candidates did well, too. The race to represent the newly redrawn 41st Congressional District of California was one of the most watched and most important in this election cycle. CTA mem- ber Mark Takano, a lifelong educator, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. neighborhoods. Larry Casias, Associated Chino Teachers, with supporters at the Claremont Farmers Market. CTA Vice President Eric Heins joins Bay Area teachers who visited with voters on a commuter train from San Francisco to San Jose. Alameda EA President Gray Harris, IAFF Local 689 President Domenick Weaver, and California Professional Firefighters President Lou Paulson. John Anderson, Tracy EA, one of many who walked Clockwise from top left: BY THE NUMBERS In elections where CTA made recommendations, CTA won: POSITIONS ON INITIATIVES: FEDERAL CANDIDATES: LOCAL MEASURES PASSED: LOCAL CANDIDATES: 22 California Educator November 2012 5 OF 5 86 OF 107 25 OF 28 128 OF 193 (100 percent) (80 percent) (89 percent) (66 percent) See for more election results.

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of California Educator - November 2012