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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Be a part of CFT Lobby Days
Make your voice heard in the State Capitol, register for April 28-29 union event Read more....

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New CFT legislative campaign
Healthy Kids campaign aims to put more nurses and librarians in
K-12 schools Read more....

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Fight to keep preschool open
Congresswoman Maxine Waters steps up for Kedren Head Start in Los Angeles Read more....

FEATURED

Your union at work
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Read about the CFT's successful year of 2013 in the State of the Union annual report
Keep up on CFT efforts ACCJC-Watch-2
New legislation, 
AB 1942, starts accreditation reform process
California Teacher
CT67.3 cover-featuredRead the latest union news - from a new part-timer salary study to the Vergara trial