Teaching Profession

CTA Defends Minimum Education Funding Law

By Stephen Sawchuk — July 10, 2009 1 min read

The California Teachers Association is going all out to protest Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposal to waive Prop. 98, the minimum school funding law, to make up part of the state’s $24 billion budget shortfall. See this story for details.

The union delivered 10,000 postcards to the governor this week, collected while at the National Education Association’s Representative Assembly in San Diego. (Not coincidentally, about that many teachers and educational-support personnel attend the RA.)

Watch the press conference that CTA President David Sanchez held on the floor of the RA in this video.

This isn’t the first time CTA and the Governator have been at each other’s throats. CTA was instrumental in defeating some of Schwarzenegger’s reform proposals in 2005, including one that would have rolled the granting of tenure from the second to the fifth year of a teacher’s career.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Beat blog.