California Educator

November 2012

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TOP TWEET @ktladyhull Malala deserves the right to be educated. All girls do. Everyone does. #IAmMalala MOST POPULAR FACEBOOK POST OUR PRIORITIES ONLINE WHAT'S NEW AT CTA.ORG Jim Bartram | Oct 23 This is the face of bravery. We salute Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban just because of her determination to get an education. Education for ALL! 605 likes 15 comments MORE TOP TWEETS @Samuels_N What if the cure for cancer is trapped inside the mind of someone who can't afford an education? @teachacari This year, voting "is an act of defiance against malicious political forces determined to reduce access to democracy." @LALabor "These feet walked to 413 houses today & we only met one knucklehead." Simone & Harry in SoCal FAVORITE COMMENTS Hank Mollet | Nov 9 Teachers and students in my district are preparing signs for one last picket. We are planning on hitting the streets outside our schools on Tuesday to thank the public for their support of public education. Every district in the state should be celebrating the passage of Proposition 30 by thanking the voters that made it happen. Claire Merced | Oct 19 Love my CTA Voter Guide! Hope everyone checks it out! Mark Naison | Oct 2 "Every time I walk into a classroom, I am trying to do for my students what the best teachers I had did for me: To capture my imagination to such a degree that what went on in that class would be etched in my memory for life." VIRAL VIDEO Change the world: Sixth-grade social studies teacher Matthew Marciano challenges his students at Long Valley Middle School (New Jersey) to change the world in some way. November 2012 5 WE HONOR OUR RETIREES Know a retired member who's made a positive impact on education, like Tim Jenkins? Dec. 17 is the deadline to nominate CTA/NEA-Retired We Honor Ours (WHO) Awards. AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH Sitting Bull said, "Let us put our minds together and see what life we will make for our children." CTA honors American Indian heritage in November and year-round. 141 shares Students are our special interest. We put heart and soul into passing Prop. 30 to stop cuts to schools, and defeating Prop. 32 to have a say in our kids' future.

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