The Community College Association

CTA Votes to Support Thurmond and Newsom in '18
The top governing body of the 325,000-member California Teachers Association, the State Council of Education, has voted to support Tony Thurmond in his bid for State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Gavin Newsom for governor in the November 2018 Election. The decision came Oct. 21 during Council’s quarterly meeting. Read CTA's news release for details.
Homelessness Hits Faculty Too

Despite the four college courses she teaches at San Jose State University, and the master’s degree she earned a few years ago, Ellen Tara James-Penny is homeless. She simply does not earn enough money as an adjunct professor, NEA Today reports.

All Dreamers Welcome in California's Colleges and Schools

The Community College Association, representing the faculty in the California Community Colleges system, joins with all educators, K-16, in condemning the senseless decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read the statement by CCA President Lynette Nyaggah and check out resources from the Chancellor's Office.  Call Congress now and urge them to pass the DREAM Act. Call 1-855-764-1010 to be connected to your member of Congress.

Average Salaries for Full-time Faculty are Improving
Feeling rich? Probably (most definitely) not, but average salaries for full-time faculty are improving. Find out how you stand in the NEA Advocate’s 2017 Special Salary Issue.
Next Up: CCA’s Winter Conference

CCA’s Fall Conference was a runaway success! Now’s the time to start thinking about the Winter Conference Feb. 9-11 2018 at the Hyatt Regency LAX. Watch this site for registration information. You won’t want to miss it!

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