Standing committees of CFT members work on areas of interest to educators. Find out about:

Adult Education Commission
Monitors issues and activities relating to adult education and make policy recommendations to the CFT.

Career and Technical Education Committee
Monitors CTE trends with the goal of representing CFT membership and advancing CTE programs in schools.

Charter Schools Committee
Monitors issues and activities relating to charter schools.

Civil, Human and Women's Rights Committee
Works to ensure and protect the civil and human rights of all CFT members and the students we serve, regardless of color, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or political affiliation.

Classified and Faculty Unity Committee
Devises strategies that CFT locals and union members can use to strengthen classified and faculty unity at the local, state and federal level.

Early Childhood Education Committee
Monitors issues and activities relating to preschool, Head Start, child care and nursery school programs before state and federal legislative and regulatory committees.

Educational Issues Committee
Identifies and monitors significant educational issues affecting education in the state.

Educational Technology Committee
Monitors the emergence of educational technology in order to formulate appropriate CFT policy and guidelines.

English Language Learners Committee
Advances the interests of faculty teaching English language learners and their students.

Ethnic Minority and Participation Leadership Committee
Develops strategies that CFT and locals can utilize to encourage and train an ethnically diverse leadership within our organizations.

Labor In The Schools Committee
Devises strategies that CFT locals and union members can use to make the study of the labor movement a part of the curricula of California schools and colleges.

Part-Time Faculty Committee
Advances the interests of contingent faculty in higher education, public and private.

Retirement Policy Committee
Monitors the activities of both the California State Teacher Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Safe and Non-Violent Schools Committee
Monitors issues relating to school safety at the State Board of Education, the California Department of Education, and other state education agencies.

Special Education Committee
Keeps the Federation and its members informed regarding special education trends and programs that will impact on school employees and students.

About expense reimbursement

Find guidelines to expense reimbursement for members attending CFT events or other conferences or events on behalf of CFT. Includes guidelines for State Council reimbursement and the Expense Reimbursement Request form. (pdf, 2 pages)