California Teacher, September-October 2013

October 2013
Volume 67, Number 1  
In this issue...

UP FRONT
  • Affordable Care Act: Enroll now for health insurance through Covered California
  • Successful legislative year lands bills on the governor’s desk
  • Dawn of new era for K-12 education funding
  • 2013-14 budget year: Highlights by division of education
  • First Person: AFL-CIO forges new blueprint for labor’s growing alliance with community groups
  • Organizing: Instructors unionize at chiropractic college, El Camino College police officers join AFT
  • Past President Raoul Teilhet dies
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FEATURES
  • Research Department analysis remains strong
  • Continuing college students awarded CFT scholarships
 
PRE-K AND K-12

CLASSIFIED
FAQ: What paraprofessionals need to know about the Common Core

COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Pressure grows for secretive accrediting commission to be fair
 
UNIVERSITY
New book makes the case for free public higher education

LOCAL WIRE
  • Local 1078: Ravitch inspires in Berkeley…
  • Locals 1521, 1936, 6192: Activists learning the ropes at AFT political training…
  • Local 1020: Smaller classes matter in Salinas…
  • Local 6525: Pasadena classified are backbone of the college…
 
RANK & FILES

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Annual Convention
All you need to know about Convention 2015 in Manhattan Beach Read more....

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Community Schools Institute 
To be held on February 26 and 27 in Los Angeles 
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Be a lobbyist for a day
Register online to join us at the union's annual Lobby Days 
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FEATURED

Accreditation on Trial
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SF judge rules accreditor broke law
California Teacher
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In-depth coverage of union activities and positions

President's Blog
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What does CFT say? Follow Josh Pechthalt on the issues that matter

CALENDAR 

Mar 2-4 AFT Collective Bargaining Conference 

Mar 13-15 AFT/NEA Joint Higher Education Conference