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CFT Acts to Block Threatened Closure of City College of San Francisco

The California Federation of Teachers (CFT) today filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in S.F. Superior Court to keep City College of San Francisco (CCSF) open and protect access to higher education for the vulnerable student population that relies on its programs…November 13, 2013

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Governor signs AB 955, Two-Tier Fee Pilot for Community Colleges

Community college faculty are deeply disappointed that the Governor signed AB 955 into law.  While the stated motivation for this pilot project is to accommodate demand for popular classes, and create greater student access to affordable higher education, its effect will be the opposite….

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Educators Oppose Act of War on Syria

The California Federation of Teachers Executive Council has empowered CFT President Joshua Pechthalt to speak out in opposition to US military intervention in Syria. Pechthalt commented…

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Don’t Rush Opening the New House of Education

A lot of hard work is being done to prepare California’s teachers, schools and districts for the implementation of Common Core standards, the new assessments that go with them, and the latest iteration of the state’s Academic Performance Index…

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City College San Francisco faculty union issues statement on eve of bargaining

As City College of San Francisco works its way through its accreditation crisis, faculty have been working without a contract since January 1. After many long months of trying to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement with the college administration, the San Francisco Community College Federation of Teachers, AFT 2121, is going back to the table for two all-day sessions.

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Rogue College Accreditation Commission Continues to Violate Federal Law

CFT Issues Letter Objecting to ACCJC Action, Seeks Federal Intervention

Burbank, CA — The California Federation of Teachers (CFT) is filing a new Complaint charging the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) with further violating federal law, by not responding to CFT’s July 1, 2013, complaint that they are illegally shredding documents, squelching expert testimony and barring the media from public meetings.

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The following statement was released by CFT President Joshua Pechthalt regarding the State budget agreement:

This year’s budget begins to restore years of funding cuts to public education and services.  It wouldn’t have happened without Proposition 30.  While other states are still struggling, or even moving in the wrong direction with tax cuts and program cuts, California is showing the way forward with fair, progressive taxes to fund our schools and services…

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Today, the California Federation has issued the following statements:

“We believe Chancellor Harris and the Board of Governors are interested in helping restore City College of San Francisco’s accreditation. The CFT will continue to support the City College community in its effort to restore accreditation but we are deeply troubled by a process that circumvents the democratically elected Board…

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Accreditors Move to Yank Accreditation From City College of San Francisco

The California Federation of Teachers Vows to Resist and Continue Fight for Quality Public Education for All of San Francisco’s Students
SAN FRANCISCO, CA- AFT local 2121 and the California Federation of Teachers vehemently oppose the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) unprecedented decision to deny accreditation to City College of San Francisco (CCSF)…