CFT Statement on the Passing of Delaine Eastin

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Sacramento, CA — CFT released the following statement from President Jeff Freitas on the passing of former Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin: 

“I was saddened to learn the news of Delaine Eastin’s passing. As the only woman to ever serve as our state’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, Eastin was a trailblazer who prioritized increased academic standards and smaller class sizes. Her mark on California’s public education system leaves a lasting legacy in our state.”


CFT – A Union of Educators and Classified Professionals represents 120,000 teachers, faculty, and school employees in public and private schools and colleges, from early childhood through higher education. It is the statewide affiliate of the AFT.