What’s going on with CTA….from your director, Jerry Eaton


The Proposition 55 campaign is in full swing, with TV ads which began in August and radio spots starting the first week of September.  There have been Speakers Bureaus held in different parts of the state to train members to make presentations and answer questions regarding Proposition 55.

CTA has also taken a leading role in Proposition 58, the Language Education Acquisition and Readiness Initiative (LEARN).  Proposition 58 has begun to develop ads and statewide outreach plans.  LEARN’s polling is strong and no real opposition has formed against the campaign.


A review of education bills currently before the State Legislature.


We heard a recap of the final disposition of the Vergara case.  It is over.  in a huge win for CTA, CFT and the State of California defendants, the California Supreme Court decided to let stand the lower appellate ruling in the Vergara v. State of California.  


  • The Solano College Faculty Association is using organizing to advance the cause of building the strength of the union.There a strong membership engagement effort during the 2015-16 year has led to a ground breaking organizing initiative, led by this local,in the are of Career and Technical Education.(The full report can be found in the “Field Report” link above)


Please read materials which are linked but not in the TIDD Summary Report. TIDD, CTA Communications and Governmental Relations all worked to develop the Kids Not Profits program, which is  public awareness program of charter school, and particularly, privately-managed charter schools.  The website is www.kidsnotprofits.com 

Alliance to Reclaim Our School (AROS) will have an event October 6th. For more information check out the AROS October 6th Flyer, the October 6th Activities text and www.reclaimourschools.org (The AROS website).


CTA’s current financial position is stable with a strong reserve.  The passage of Proposition 55 is critical to ensure funding for our students and our schools.


Calendar of Events

  • Region 1 Leadership Conference,September 23rd – 25th, San Jose
  • Community College Association, October 7th – 9th, Sacramento
  • Field Based State Council, October 22nd – 23rd,San Jose/Burlingame
  • LGBT Issues Conference, December 9th – 11th, Palm Springs
  • Issues Conference, Jan 20th – 22nd, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Good Teaching Conference (North), February 3rd – 6th, San Jose
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