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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Legislative Update
CFT's 2016 legislative priorities are moving forward.
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CC Presidents Resize

Accreditor on way out 
Community colleges win as ACCJC loses
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New look at charters
Capital & Main investigates the real story
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NEW ON CFT.ORG

Endorsements: The union's picks for General Election 2016
Classified Conference: Register now to attend Oct. 7-9 conference
Classified Insider: Union legislation helps classifieds become teachers
Labor History Month Retrospective: Celebrating worker milestones
California Teacher: Election year, teacher shortage, women leaders
Vergara v. California lawsuit overturned on appeal
Sponsored bills: The union's legislative package for 2016

  CALENDAR  

Sep 10

Executive Council

Sep 23

Division Councils

Sep 24

Committees

Sep 24

State Council