Quality, Free Public Education for All
Public education is the foundation of our 21st-century democracy. Social justice for all begins with a quality, free public education. Our public schools are where our students come to be educated in the fullest sense of that word, including as citizens of this great country. 作为教育者, we strive every day to make every public school and college a place where we prepare the nation’s young people to contribute to our society, economy and citizenry.
CTA members are committed to making sure all California’s students get the public education they deserve. Our public schools must remain centers of our communities, and not become corporate profit centers. We hold these values because all students, regardless of family circumstances, 他们住在哪里, 他们出生的地方, 他们看起来如何, 他们的爱, or the language they speak have the right to a public education that helps them reach their full potential.
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社会正义 encompasses educational, economic, and political arenas. 社会正义 is a commitment to equity and fairness in treatment and access to opportunities and 资源 for everyone, recognizing that all is not equal. 社会正义 means that we work actively to eradicate structural and institutional racism, 阶级歧视, linguicism, 残疾歧视, 对老年人的歧视, 异性恋主义, religious bias and xenophobia. 社会正义 means that we, 作为教育者 are responsible for the collective good of society, not simply our own individual interests.
社会正义 Issues We Care About (just to name a few!):
- 黑人的生活问题 At School
- Ending the School to Prison Pipeline
- Families Belong Together
- Students’ and Educators’ Civil Rights
- Equity for Girls and Women
- Stopping Hate and Bias
- Confronting White Nationalism
- Addressing the “isms”
- Restorative Justice Practices
- Mental Health and Self-Care
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The 人权 Department unites all aspects of both unionism and public education, and supports the CTA 任务 Statement and 战略计划. The work of the department uses transformative learning strategies with a focus on unconscious bias as a tool to look at both individual behavior and institutional practice. 最终, the intent is to create a more equitable union and public education system by helping to change behavior and practices that perpetuate inequality.
The Department is an integral part of CTA and the union movement. Human rights issues are at the core of all components of public education, including student learning and achievement, 学校文化, 教师素质, and parent and community engagement.