Posts Tagged ‘California Teachers Association’

Video: Teacher challenges teachers’ unions

Monday, April 14th, 2014
Video: Teacher challenges teachers’ unions

CalWatchDog.com Editor-in-Chief Brian Calle interviewed Rebecca Friedrichs, a 25-year Orange County school teacher. She is tired of the California Teachers' Association and its parent union, the National Education Association, taking her money without her consent for their political agenda. She's go...

Is John Chiang a CTA-spiting kamikaze? Or a slick posturer?

Friday, February 7th, 2014

California politics tend only to surprise with the extremes to which unions will go in flexing their power. Protect classroom sexual predators? No problem. Openly subvert direct democracy? Sure. Argue that only union nurses should be allowed to administer life-saving treatment to a student suffering...

Gov. Brown’s ambitious school reform morphs into union payoff

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

In 2013, maybe more than ever, the key to figuring out how California works is understanding that by far the most powerful forces in state politics are the California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers and the 500,000 people they represent and collect dues from. So whe...

CA teachers sue union over political use of dues

Monday, August 26th, 2013
Union negotiating, taxpayers, cagle, Aug. 26, 2013

  Monday marks the start of a new school year for Rebecca Friedrichs, a kindergarten teacher at Holder School in Buena Park, a Southern California city of 82,000. The 25-year veteran of the Savannah School District is to be forgiven if she is wary of the reception she will receive from he...

USA No. 1 in education — spending

Friday, July 5th, 2013

July 5, 2013 By Larry Sand The National Education Association, whose state affiliate is the California Teachers Association, just came out with a “research” report which should be taken about as seriously as the Tobacco Institute study that denied the link between smoking and lung cancer. The ...

The awful behavior that CTA’s affiliate enabled in LAUSD

Monday, May 13th, 2013

May 13, 2013 By Chris Reed I have frequently referred to the Mark Berndt/Miramonte Elementary School case while blogging, including just yesterday. Los Angeles Unified officials concluded protections for teachers were so strong that it couldn't get rid of Berndt without first paying him $40,000 --...

Two wings of CTA have low opinion of much bigger wing

Friday, May 10th, 2013

May 10, 2013 By Chris Reed If you think the California Teachers Association is the biggest villain in state politics -- and you should, you should -- then you'll enjoy the Golden State implications of this national survey. This is from the Long Beach Press-Telegram: "Yes, they're ready. No, they'r...

TX soaring way above CA in energy production

Monday, May 6th, 2013

May 6, 2013 By John Seiler The California fantasy is that energy magically will flow in abundance from windmills and solar panels, even when there's no wind and at night. The reality is that it's old-fashioned "fossil" fuels that will continue to generate almost all our power for the next century...

Teacher puzzler: Part-time porn star fired, semen-feeder paid off

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Jan. 16,2013 By Chris Reed It turns out that school districts in the state of California can swiftly fire teachers who engage in lewd behavior -- but only if it's a paid part-time job, not incidents in school involving students. The Smoking Gun website has the details: "The California teacher who wa...

Prop. 31 loses badly

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Nov. 7, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Proposition 31 was wiped out by voters yesterday.  The Government Performance and Accountability Act got just 39 percent of the votes, with 61 percent against. Part of the likely reason it lost big was that it was undoubtedly the most confusing voter initiative on ...