Community College Association (CCA) President Lynette Nyaggah released the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s community colleges budget proposal, which includes a $246 million (7 percent) increase in Proposition 98 funding. “Governor Newsom has provided a strong community college budget with significant pension cost relief to districts. I am hopeful this means community college districts
On January 11th, 2019, CCA and CTA educators across the state of California will wear red shirts and clothing in a show of solidarity with their colleagues and to show support for public education and their students. Check out our Facebook page as well as the CTA Facebook page for details on how you can
CCA’s Homeless Initiative is supporting Project Dignity, a charity that serves people who are homeless and living in motels. These people include our students. Here are some words from their website: “It has been our experience that people living in motels are the most under-served and misunderstood of all people who are homeless… We believe
Instructors at Modesto Junior College and Columbia College near Sonora will strike Nov. 27 and 28 to protest what faculty calls unfair labor practices by their bosses at the Yosemite Community College District. District administrators have said classes will not be canceled for 25,000 students at both campuses. The classes, labs and online courses presumably
From West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Kentucky to Colorado and Arizona, educators took to the streets last spring to rally for adequate K–12 funding, properly equipped classrooms, better wages, and stronger public schools. And in all sorts of other places, they’re winning victories that serve students, create stronger public schools, and strengthen the education profession.
Visit NEA’s Legislative Action Center to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination. If confirmed, Kavanaugh could play the deciding role on Court decisions that include whether it’s constitutional to divert taxpayers’ money to pay for private schools; whether educators have a voice on the job in advocating for themselves and for their students; and whether all Americans, including children
The CCA Spring Conference focused on Advocacy with hints of The Day of the Teacher Superpower photos and spotlighted CCA WHO Awards recipients who were recognized for making a difference for students, instructors, and community colleges. Read your May 2018 issue of The Advocate.