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CTA unanimously denounces the Vergara vs. CA lawsuit

Original post made by Registered Joe, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Apr 25, 2014

In late March the delegates from the California Teachers' Association (that's "teachers' union" to you non-teachers, one of the largest and most powerful in the state) unanimously denounced the Students Matter lawsuit against the state of CA. The lawsuit (Vergara vs. California) challenges teacher dismissal procedures used in the state (which are approved by the CTA). Those procedures make it next to impossible to fire a teacher for cause or incompetence. Out of almost 300,000 teachers in CA, only 10 or so are fired each year.

The CTA has enough money to have its own Political Action Committee. Of course the PAC is less about improving education than it is about furthering the union's agenda.

None of this is new news. The trial has ended and the decision is in the hands of the judge. But it occurred to me today - who do the students have on their PAC? Do they even have a PAC? Of course not, at least, not until now. For the first time, ever, students have a PAC in the form of the Students Matter coalition. Google it to find out more.

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Posted by huh?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 25, 2014 at 8:56 pm

When you vote in June, look at who the teacher's union has endorsed. Especially important are the assembly race with Sbranti endorsed by the teacher's union and Jeff Bowser endorsed also by the teacher's union.


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Posted by Dave and Charley Koch
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 25, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Yes, shut down the CTA Now! Because only rich people should be allowed to have PAC's. Little people like California public teachers don't deserve to have their own PAC, because in our estimation their efforts to educate California students just makes it more difficult for us to pollute for profit at will. Stop the billionaire bashing, and let billionaire-financed PAC's do their work without interference from the little people.


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Posted by Right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2014 at 6:05 pm

The only thing little about the CTA is the scope of their thought. They certainly do not have students or parents best interest at heart. It's no wonder so many of these CTA thugs send their kids to private schools.......after seeing what they've done to public schools, they apparently are not good enough for their kids. Typical liberal elitists.


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Posted by Dave and Charley Looooove Stupid Righties
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Okay, Right, please do tell us how public school teachers have 'done wrong' to Pleasanton's public schools. We're all anxious to hear you on this. Instead of your paranoid but empty swipes, what do you really have to say about this? C'mon, Right, do tell. We know you don't like your wife paying tax money that supports public education; but what is it about public teachers that you feel has them doing a bad job with school kids?

And, no, we're not interested in how your own kids weren't able to get into a good college. We all know that reflects more upon the parent -- that would be you -- rather than on the teachers.


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Posted by Get the facts
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2014 at 7:50 pm

To "Right", I know many teachers, many MANY teachers, and know of not one who sends their kids to a private school. What hogwash.

"They certainly do not have students or parents best interest at heart." You are right, we could care less about parents. Our concerns are the kids and working conditions, that's it. We have too much on our plate to worry about parents.


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Posted by Right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 27, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Ok, stupid Dave, I'll take the bait. (By the way, the name calling certainly validates the fact that you are a CTA union shill and leftist).
What ever happened to the Pleasanton teacher caught doing drugs in her car in front of a real bag motel about a year ago? Is she still working and a dues paying member of the teachers cabal? Why can't bad teachers be fired? How about teacher/coaches that molest students? Can't fire them either......why do you defend pedophiles and incompetent losers? Unless.....nah, couldn't be.......


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Posted by 2 Rotten Apples Spoil the Whole Bunch
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Apr 28, 2014 at 11:17 am

Stupid Dave: what have public school teachers done wrong to Pleasanton public schools? A few of them EASILY got rid of their Walnut Grove principal with no charges or complaints formally filed against him. Now the Hart principal is on the list to be "picked off".

Get the Facts: teachers have too much on their plate to worry about parents? Not so at last Thursdays PTA meeting at Walnut Grove where PLENTY of teachers took time out to attend and after rounding up a group of their own candidates, and removing the whole slate of officers originally volunteering to serve on the PTA board


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Posted by Ed
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Apr 28, 2014 at 11:39 am

2 Rotten, you're too rotten to be believed.

You know nothing about either the removal of a principal or what occurred at Thursday's PTA meeting. Your statements, when not proven to be outright lies, are based upon nothing but rotten gossip that people with sick minds choose to believe.


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Posted by The Rest of the Bunch are Good Apples
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Apr 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm

A person who tells the truth never has to worry about their "story".