Baby Bumps and Teacher Benefits: Dispelling CTA Myths About Maternity Leave

By Sheridan Swanson
Last month, the California Teachers Association posted on Instagram: “This #WomensHistoryMonth, let’s fix a broken system that leaves educators without any paid disability related to pregnancy!” The fix, California’s largest teachers union asserts, is Assembly Bill 2901, authored by Assembly Majority Leader Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters). If passed, the state would require school districts and community...

TAGS: California Teachers Association

Temecula Teachers Want Education, Not Indoctrination

By Andrew Davenport
Many teachers in California are fed up with the political activism of their teachers’ union that is not aligned with the interests of educators and students — and often disrupts and derails classroom instruction in favor of political agendas. A case in point is the United Educators of San Francisco, which recently issued statements calling...

TAGS: California Teachers Association, critical race theory, CTA, Equal Rights, teachers unions, Temecula, TVEA, TVUSD

California Teachers Association is Losing Members

By Chris LaBella
California’s political landscape is changing, and that’s cause for celebration. In 2018, the Supreme Court’s Janus ruling prohibited the collection of union dues from public employees as a condition of employment. Before that ruling, with few exceptions, no dues meant no job. By protecting a worker’s right to choose to financially support a union, Janus...

TAGS: California, California Teachers Association, government unions, Janus

Teachers beat San Diego union in remarkable rematch

By California Policy Center
Take a break from doom scrolling California stories to celebrate the victory of charter school teachers over the union that came to crush them.  Teachers at Gompers Preparatory Academy, a public charter school in the Chollas View neighborhood of San Diego, have successfully voted to remove San Diego Education Association (SDEA) union bosses from their...

TAGS: California Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Association, City of San Diego, San Diego County Central Labor Council

Oakland Teachers’ Union Puts District’s Most Vulnerable Students Last 

By California Policy Center
The Oakland Education Association — the teachers union in Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) — is at it again. Last week, the union announced that 88 percent of its members voted in favor of authorizing a strike. The strike is scheduled to begin May 4th, unless the district and union come to a last-minute agreement....

TAGS: California Teachers Association, California teachers unions, Oakland Unified, teacher strike, teachers strike

How to Save Your School District From the Coming Financial Crisis

By California Policy Center
The teachers-union-backed California School Boards Association (CSBA) is warning school officials that a financial crisis is coming for the state’s hundreds of school districts. CSBA’s advice: Beg for a handout. “At a time when 25 cents of every dollar received by local schools goes toward pension obligations, districts and county offices of education need more...

TAGS: California government unions, California public education, California School Boards Association, California Teachers Association, Charter schools, public education

DeSantis Battles the Teachers Union

By Larry Sand
Fighting for a sane measure for educators. Years ago, when I was teaching, I asked then United Teachers of Los Angeles president A.J. Duffy at a union meeting why teachers weren’t responsible for paying their own dues. He replied, “They might forget.” I didn’t respond, but knew that some of my colleagues were thinking what...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, California Federation of Teachers, California government unions, California Teachers Association, California teachers unions, Ron DeSantis, United Teachers Los Angeles, UTLA

Those Who Can’t Teach Math: California Teachers Association’s Massive Drop in Membership

By California Policy Center
Internal California Teachers Association documents reveal the union has far fewer members than it claims – and that union leaders expect that number to drop farther. Investigative journalist Mike Antonucci reports that union’s 2022-23 fiscal year budget has the number at 267,270 – a loss of 42,730 members or nearly 14 percent. The California Teachers...

TAGS: California Teachers Association, California teachers unions, CTA, Janus, Janus vs AFSCME

The teachers unions’ misbegotten efforts have ignited the push for educational freedom

By Larry Sand
The California Teachers Association fights parental choice with deeply flawed arguments. As this troubling year moves to a conclusion, there is certainly one thing worth celebrating: the great leap forward for educational freedom throughout the country. As I wrote last week, the countrywide union-mandated school shutdowns have had major consequences, and perhaps none more prominent...

TAGS: California Teachers Association, CTA, school vouchers

The union mandated school shutdowns are having major consequences

By Larry Sand
School violence rises, mental health days proliferate, and thousands of kids are leaving government schools nationwide. Recently, a report compiled by Mike Antonucci for the Defense of Freedom Institute confirmed that the teachers unions had a heavy-handed role in the Covid-related shutdowns that consumed much of the country starting in March 2020. And the “never...

TAGS: California Teachers Association, Larry Sand, teachers union, teachers unions, United Teachers of Los Angeles