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Resolution in support of the teachers at Garfield High School

This resolution was supported, unanimously, by the Vacaville Teachers Association Representative Council on February 5th, 2013. THE VACAVILLE TEACHER ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS THE TEACHERS AT GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL BECAUSE HIGH STAKES STANDARDIZED TESTS ARE OVERUSED AND OVERRATED THE USE OF STANDARDIZED TESTS IS SPREADING To fulfill the requirements of the No Child Left Behind legislation, schools …

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Michelle Rhee is charming, but where is her evidence?

By Ernest Kimme/ – TheReporter.Com I find it so irritating when you know in advance that you will despise a person, yet when you finally meet them, they turn out to be articulate and funny and they make a lot of sense. Michelle Rhee led the Washington, D.C., schools for three turbulent years. The schools …

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Help Defeat Michelle Rhee!

Brothers and Sisters: The Washington Teachers Association in West Sacramento is in a fight for its life! Charter advocate and West Sacramento Mayor, Christopher Cabaldon, and anti-teacher, anti-union advocate, Michelle Rhee, are fielding a candidate (Frank Castillo, Communications Director for Students First) to run for Washington Unified School Board in West Sacramento. This election could …

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The school board mixer is TONIGHT!

Would you like to meet school board trustees David McCallum, Sherie Mahlberg, Michael Kitzes and/or Teri Nutt tomorrow? Stop by Blondies Bar and Grill at 555 Main Street (the old Creekside Cafe) to share what’s on your mind. The meeting will follow our rep council, so, building reps, just hang around!

Is the retro pay you received on your January pay warrant correct?

Each member’s January pay warrant should have retroactive pay on it.   Base salaries were cut by 3.26% starting in July for 12-month pay and starting in September for 10-month pay.   With the passage of Proposition 30, our contract reverted back to a single furlough day instead of six.   Therefore, base salaries should …

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