Fola Odebunmi A U.S Congressman, John Lewis, was 23 years old when he participated in the historic 1923 Civil Right “March on Washington” led by Dr. Martin Luther King JR. Half a century later , journalist Bill Moyers asked Lewis how he was affected by Dr. King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech that day. Mr.
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
Registration is now open See important hotel information below. The DoubleTree is SOLD OUT. Instructions for reserving a room at the overflow hotel that is CCA Approved are detailed below. Reimbursement is contingent upon reserving a room at the hotel listed below. Download the Conference Brochure to view and share with members of your association
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
The Camp Fire has been contained. This fire was rated to be the worst wildfire to hit CA in decades. Read more Here is how you can help those affected by the wildfires in CA. Also, if you are an educator and CTA member visit the CTA disaster relief fund website to apply for aid.
In a historic CA election, Tony Thurmond defeats Marshall Tuck; a candidate backed by special interest charter school billions. Teachers and Educators across the state went and Got Out the Vote in support of Tony in a frenzy of pre-election texting, calling, and canvassing districts. Read more
Hello Fall Conference Attendees. Unfortunately, CCA has canceled the upcoming conference on Oct 12th-14th. The Operating Engineers Local 39 union members that work at the DoubleTree in San Jose are on strike and we cannot in good conscience stay at a hotel and cross a picket line. We are standing in Solidarity with the OE Local 39
On October 3rd CTA President Eric Heins, and many other educators, rallied at the capital in Sacramento to voice their concerns and warn about the consequences of Proposition 5. “Even though we have had a good strong rebuilding of schools, we are still 44th in per pupil spending compared the rest of the country, and
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