Teacher, union activist, author, and former CFT President Miles
Myers died December 15, 2015, from complications related to heart
disease. Over six decades, Miles devoted his career to improving
educational standards and the conditions for teaching and
learning in public education.
Raoul Teilhet, a Pasadena high school history teacher who
believed collective bargaining offered the path to dignity and
respect for public school employees before laws existed allowing
it, and served as president of the California Federation of
Teachers in successful pursuit of that goal, died of
complications from Parkinson’s Disease on June 5, 2013, in Los
Angeles. He was 79.