California Teacher, September-October 2013

October 2013
Volume 67, Number 1  
In this issue...

UP FRONT
  • Affordable Care Act: Enroll now for health insurance through Covered California
  • Successful legislative year lands bills on the governor’s desk
  • Dawn of new era for K-12 education funding
  • 2013-14 budget year: Highlights by division of education
  • First Person: AFL-CIO forges new blueprint for labor’s growing alliance with community groups
  • Organizing: Instructors unionize at chiropractic college, El Camino College police officers join AFT
  • Past President Raoul Teilhet dies
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FEATURES
  • Research Department analysis remains strong
  • Continuing college students awarded CFT scholarships
 
PRE-K AND K-12

CLASSIFIED
FAQ: What paraprofessionals need to know about the Common Core

COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Pressure grows for secretive accrediting commission to be fair
 
UNIVERSITY
New book makes the case for free public higher education

LOCAL WIRE
  • Local 1078: Ravitch inspires in Berkeley…
  • Locals 1521, 1936, 6192: Activists learning the ropes at AFT political training…
  • Local 1020: Smaller classes matter in Salinas…
  • Local 6525: Pasadena classified are backbone of the college…
 
RANK & FILES

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CC Presidents Resize

Accreditor on way out 
Community colleges win as ACCJC loses
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Gearing up for Summer School
About the union's week-long Union Summer School
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NEW ON CFT.ORG

Vote June 7: Union endorsements for Primary Election 2016
Primary Election: Why the union is endorsing Harris for U.S. Senate
California Teacher: Election year, teacher shortage, women leaders
Vergara v. California lawsuit overturned on appeal
CFT Pocket Calendars: Union leaders can order online now
Sponsored bills: The union's legislative package for 2016
Union Summer School: Learn all you need to attend this training

  CALENDAR  

May 31   Last day to request
vote-by-mail ballot
Jun 7 Statewide Primary Election
Jun 11 Executive Council
Jun 20 Union Summer School