California Teachers Association
The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.
The future direction of California’s public schools will be decided in the Nov. 4 race for state superintendent of public instruction, which pits incumbent Tom Torlakson against challenger Marshall Tuck.
California’s powerful teachers unions fought back Wednesday against a court ruling that struck down state laws on tenure and job protection for their 400,000 members, less than a week after Gov. Jerry Brown filed his own appeal.
Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed what he calls an “imperfect” union-backed bill intended to streamline the dismissal of teachers accused of misconduct.
Fewer public schools at all grade levels met state and federal benchmarks that are used to evaluate how well schools educate youngsters.
More than two dozen California teachers, including the president of the state’s largest teachers union, were arrested at the state Capitol Thursday night as part of a protest over education funding in the state budget.
Parents are joining teachers in their week-long series of protests, demanding that state lawmakers make sure public schools are adequately funded.
Thousands of teachers are expected to stage rallies throughout California this week over concerns that the state’s budget deficit will lead to deep spending cuts to public schools.
Teachers in the La Habra City School District returned to work Tuesday after a four-day strike, but were turned away until they signed a form, which is being evaluated by union attorneys, a union representative said.
La Habra teachers will return to the picket lines Monday, protesting cuts to pay and health benefits that school district officials want to make permanent.