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8th Grader Can’t Vote, So She Makes Yes on 30 Appeal:

Gov. Brown Can’t Help with Your Homework, But Prop 30 Can
On Proposition 30 Educators are overjoyed that Proposition 30 passed. In standing up for public education and social services, a majority of Californians declared that we can turn the Golden State around. The huge blizzard of deceptive and scary political advertising couldn’t obscure the reality that our schools are underfunded. The people have spoken…

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Governor Brown Spoke at UCLA Rally for Prop 30

Los Angeles — California Governor Jerry Brown spoke at a noon rally on Tuesday, October 16, in UCLA’s Bruin Plaza on behalf of Proposition 30, the only measure on the November 6 ballot that will prevent further cuts to education

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Community Groups Call for End to Negative Attacks on Prop 30

Clergy, students, teachers, parents ask for end to negative attack ads
Los Angeles – A coalition of parents, students, community groups and faith-based organizations supporting Proposition 30 today called for an end to negative attack ads against Prop 30 funded by millionaire Molly Munger and the Proposition 38 campaign. The coalition, Reclaim California’s Future, is committed to raising revenue for California schools and services, and made the case that negative ads will ultimately harm chances of any revenue measure passing.

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California Federation of Teachers Congratulates Brice Harris on Appointment as Chancellor of California Community Colleges

Looks Forward to Collaborating During “Worst Period for California Community College Students”
Sacramento, CA – The California Federation of Teachers congratulates Brice Harris on his appointment as chancellor of California’s community college system. Joshua Pechthalt, CFT president, said, “Chancellor Harris comes in at a time when our community colleges have suffered years of cuts and loss of classes, at a time when the demand for expanding the mission of our community colleges has never been greater…

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CFT Statement on the demise of AB 5

The failure of AB 5 to make it out of the California Legislature is a setback for the education community and all those who believe education reform requires a truly collaborative effort.

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On the Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education


Despite an unprecedented surge of opposition and protest, the United States Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as the nation’s 11th Secretary of Education on Tuesday. The California Federation of Teachers is extremely disappointed in the confirmation of this unqualified candidate to lead our nation’s education system.