All issues that deal with politics and/or their impact on public education

A Case of the Somedays

Dear SJTA, I have a case of the somedays. Someday, public education will be funded at the level that our students and teachers deserve, and not at a level less …
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Unparalleled Heroism

A few months ago, I engaged in a rather vigorous discussion in which a member of my family told me that, “Unions are the problem.” I am not sure which …
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It’s All About the Benjamins

As reported in EdSource, state Democratic senators have proposed an alternative to Governor Jerry Brown’s local control funding formula. If you are not familiar with Governor Brown’s proposal, you are …
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Pencils and Monster Trucks

I have seen a lot of Facebook and other internet traffic about the effects of AB 1575, the legislation that requires that public education in California be free, completely free. …
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CTA: 150 Years and Counting

This year, the California Teachers Association is celebrating its 150th anniversary. This provides an opportunity to look back and see what CTA has done over the years. The changes in …
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