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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.