California Teacher’s Association
Phil Matier says educators nationwide are keeping an eye on California’s state schools superintendent race because of the candidate the teacher’s union has decided to endorse.
California’s powerful teachers unions fought back Wednesday against a court ruling that struck down state laws on tenure and job protection for their 400,000 members, less than a week after Gov. Jerry Brown filed his own appeal.
In the race for California Superintendent of Public Instruction, incumbent Tom Torlakson staked an early lead over fellow Democrat Marshall Tuck while a a third GOP candidate had a surprisingly strong showing, according to early results.
In the days before next Tuesday’s California primary election, voters are being buried in direct mail, and bombarded in radio and television ads, but much of the campaign propaganda isn’t paid for by the candidates themselves.
A California Senate bill would require public schools to stock epinephrine auto-injectors on campus in the event a student experiences a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, but those in the medical field are getting push back from the teachers union.
The state Assembly on Wednesday passed a labor-backed bill that would make it easier to discipline and fire teachers accused of misconduct.
As part of his No Child Left Offline initiative, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has created a task force which he said recommends the expansion of technology in the classroom.
The KCBS and Chronicle Insider says the CTA is backing Gov. Brown’s tax plan, but they do have some reservations.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s campaign promise that he would not raise taxes without a vote of the people helped him beat a billionaire Republican rival who was bent on portraying him as just another tax-and-spend Democrat.
Taxing the rich more to benefit others isn’t a new idea, but it has emerged in recent weeks as a potential solution as California tries to salvage its public education system from deep budget cuts.