Stepping Up for Students, Public Education and Our Future – California Teachers Association

by | Oct 22, 2022 | Education

CTA President E. Toby Boyd delivered a powerful speech this morning to the CTA State Council of Education. Here are 12 takeaways from that speech:

We’re on a Mission: “Everyone in this room is here for our students, the promise of public education, and our future.”
Tireless Efforts: “I owe each of you a tremendous thank you for all the work you’ve done through some of the most unprecedented and trying times in our nation’s history. You’ve moved CTA forward and you did it in the middle of a pandemic.”
Defending Our Students: “We continue to fight back against those who would marginalize or disenfranchise many of our students and many in our communities.”
Fighting for Equity and Equality: “CTA fights for immigrant rights and for DACA. We stand for Black lives. Black. Lives. Matter. We stand against Asian hate. We fight for LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion, so that each one of our students and educators have an overall sense of safety and support in our schools. We have zero tolerance for bullying, harassment and hate speech.”
Teaching Truth: “We are not going to lie about American history. We are not going to push LGBTQ+ students and educators back into the closet. Every student deserves to le …

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