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Posted by: News_Desk on 02/24/2017 05:53 PM Updated by: News_Desk on 02/24/2017 05:53 PM
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California’s Educators & State Law Support Transgender Students Despite New Federal Actions

Burlingame, CA...CTA President Eric Heins issued the following statement concerning new actions by the Trump administration revoking the Obama administration’s May 2016 guidelines that protected the rights of transgender students by allowing them access to the restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity – rights they still have under California law:



“California’s educators believe all students deserve to feel safe and supported in their neighborhood public school. This is why the Trump administration’s first education action, to reverse protections for transgender students by rescinding the Title IX guidance, is disheartening. To take back basic rights of transgender students at public schools nationwide sends a clear message: This administration does not care about all students. At CTA, we do. We have led the way in providing safe learning environments for transgender and all students, and we are not about to stop now. The 2013 legislation signed into law by Governor Brown provided transgender students access to the restrooms and locker rooms that are consistent with their chosen gender identity. This is still the law in California, and we will make sure our students know that.

“To send a message against the divisive new federal actions by Trump, CTA is inviting Californians to sign our online pledge to protect all students and make schools a safe haven from bullying and discrimination. The pledge and other social justice resources are at www.cta.org/ForAllStudents. This pledge declares, among other urgent goals, that public education must ensure that all students can succeed, regardless of their gender or gender identity, their immigration status, their ZIP code, the color of their skin, their religion, or who they love. When our students are free to reach their full potential, our communities are as well.”

(The new CTA call-to-action pledge is part of a social justice campaign to provide and protect the public education all of California’s students deserve. It integrates CTA’s student-centered advocacy agenda. The California Department of Education provides more information about the state’s landmark 2013 legislation, AB 1266, which provides strong protections for transgender students.)


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Nonsense
Posted on: 2017-02-24 18:19:36   By: Anonymous
 
This is a state/local issue. Nothing more. If state and local officials (including school boards) want to put their ass on the line, they are free to do so. Leave the fed out if it. (Former school board member)

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    Re: Nonsense
    Posted on: 2017-02-25 12:16:32   By: Anonymous
     
    just like marijuana cultivation and use should be a states right issue?

    Voting rights are a states right issue?

    Inter-racial marriage is a states right issue?

    Slaveholding is a states right issue?

    The Constitution stands in all states, all the time. States have no standing when it comes to civil rights.

    Discrimination has no place in America. Your views are out of touch with modern practices.

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      DAMN right...
      Posted on: 2017-02-25 20:49:21   By: Anonymous
       
      They burned women at the stake...

      They hanged negroes...

      Now they're after people who are different in ways we can't understand...

      I'm allowed to drink beer. But in the early 1900s they wanted to stop me. (Well, not ME...)

      Let people live...

      The kooks known as Repubes want everyone to be white males. Period.

      To wear a bow tie...

      To want to grab women's pvssies and brag about it...

      Let's let LGBT live a peaceful and happy life like 99% of us live...


































































































































































































































































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        Re: DAMN right...
        Posted on: 2017-02-25 21:09:38   By: Anonymous
         
        F U FAG

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          Re: DAMN right...
          Posted on: 2017-02-25 21:24:46   By: Anonymous
           
          1% of Americans are not gay/lesbian, or a tranny, fool.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-02-24 20:29:24   By: Anonymous
 
You want to use a restroom that isn't appropriate, because you we're born with certain male or female aspects, you better keep your hands and other body parts to yourself!

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    Re: Simple solution
    Posted on: 2017-02-24 20:45:39   By: Anonymous
     
    The CTA is a big part of this problem. They encourage aberrant behavior rather than being an adult counselor. Identifying one way or the other has nothing to do with reality so "what part of NO don't you understand"?

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      Re: Simple solution
      Posted on: 2017-02-25 17:04:04   By: Anonymous
       
      So the better educated among us know nothing, and YOU are an expert? Because why?


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-02-24 20:47:59   By: Anonymous
     
    If you live in the foothills then find the nearest tree and dig a hole or stand up and piss. You don't have to worry about gender restrooms anymore.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-02-24 21:05:02   By: Anonymous
       
      Took a dump in front a bunch of girl scouts once...

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2017-02-25 00:12:41   By: Anonymous
         
        Yeah, all of us scouts took craps in front of each other. We had to, so we weren't molested by Christian outdoorsmen every time our pants came down.

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          Re: I want to be molested.
          Posted on: 2017-02-25 08:15:44   By: Anonymous
           
          You sound disappointed.

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            Re: I want to be molested.
            Posted on: 2017-02-25 21:27:29   By: Anonymous
             
            and then we all made bean burritos.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-02-24 22:42:00   By: Anonymous
 
We've had transgender bathrooms for years. Sure they are disgusting, unsanitary and smelly. But who knew port-a-potties were so ground breaking.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-02-24 23:32:33   By: Anonymous
     
    it is all ok

    [Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-02-25 05:36:16   By: Anonymous
     
    Excellent point!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-02-25 07:59:41   By: Anonymous
       
      Trump is a pile of garbage. Thanks GOP and the stupid Donald supporters for taking us backwards 100 years. Just a bunch of fools.

      [Reply ]

        Re:
        Posted on: 2017-02-25 08:03:44   By: Anonymous
         
        Banning CNN from White House press conference. It's time for all America to help remove him off office.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2017-02-25 08:05:55   By: Anonymous
           
          The fact that these lackey teachers would rather follow a political party than cater to the education of our children is precisely why we homeschool.

          The state is completely bankrupt, crime is rampant, yet moonbeam and his ilk continue to make more rules governing none but the minute percentage of the population.


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            Re:
            Posted on: 2017-02-25 08:20:57   By: Anonymous
             
            You homeschool because you don't trust your children to be able to tell truth from fiction. And you have made them your personal indoctrination project. It's child abuse IMO, but you go for it. It's your right to do the wrong thing with your own kids. But it is sad for them.

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2017-02-25 08:27:12   By: Anonymous
               
              We home school because we are educated in State universities that have not been indoctrinated by liberal idiocy. It has nothing to do with your facts, political rhetoric, or belief system.

              Just the idea that your statement would downplay to avalanche of nationwide statistics that show homeschooling to be far superior in the education of children really proves again that people like you don't want facts or the truth if it doesn't align with your twisted view of politics.

              Have you been in a public school in Calaveras lately? Kids who smell like pot, many teachers who do not have the mental capacity to run a carwash let alone inspire our children.
              Do you even know the sheer number of children who have left Arnold, and Murphys schools to go to private, and or homeschool curriculums?

              Look around at your teenagers and young adults.
              Now put the blame where it belongs.
              A state that would rather make ludicrous rules for transvestite children who make up for 0.03% of our population than actually teach our kids.

              Thank God for Devoss, as public schools in California has fallen to the ranks of a third world country.

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                Re:
                Posted on: 2017-02-25 17:07:27   By: Anonymous
                 
                Slinging insults at public schools reflects poorly on you. All home schooling is not bad, or great. Families make choices. This Democratic Society's founding fathers chose public schools as a foundation to build a nation. Could it be you are damaging that to support your own narrow views?


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                  Re:
                  Posted on: 2017-02-26 22:08:32   By: Anonymous
                   
                  I find its funny that you think you can quote the founding fathers for public education but not gun rights.

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2017-02-25 08:31:40   By: Anonymous
               
              Yes. We homeschool and our kids are in 4th and 6th grade and learning two languages and wold history while the flunkies in Calaveras public school are only now getting to finger paints at that age...

              I have a sinking feeling you zero knowledge of whats happening in your public schools at the moment...

              Democrats, know everything only from what they are told, a elitist mentality that is never self addressed or held accountable to anyone but themselves.

              [Reply ]

          Re:
          Posted on: 2017-02-25 08:06:31   By: Anonymous
           
          He is mentally unstable. Poorly educated. Extremely racist. Unfit to be the leader of the best country in the world .

          [Reply ]

            Re:
            Posted on: 2017-02-25 08:21:22   By: Anonymous
             
            And already accomplished more in one month than the last president did in 8 years.
            Quite possible the best president in our lifetime, but to be fair its easy to think that when compared to the last president who was a complete failure on every aspect of the job.

            Democrats are so scared, which they should be. We are gutting your programs, EO'ing your idiocy to a fading memory.

            ObongoX and his ilk will forever go down in history as a joke president as the D party has lost all credibility, respect, or power.
            Its a new age, and the liberal mentality will be removed from office by law, by sheer numbers, and by force if necessary.

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2017-02-25 17:09:14   By: Anonymous
               
              Feel free to disagree with any elected official, including Obama. But when you use racist language don't be surprised that the rest of us think you are a stupid racist bigot.


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    Re: port-a-potties
    Posted on: 2017-02-25 23:26:52   By: Anonymous
     
    There's a youtube that has an outhouse w/rockets on it, pretty entertaining......

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-02-25 11:43:44   By: Anonymous
 
What happen to the good old days when we played smear the queer and told each other how gay they were and being a fag was a insalt!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-02-25 12:20:05   By: Anonymous
     
    civil rights happened.

    Everyday, America is "perfecting a more perfect union". Upholding the Constitution is who we are and what we do if we choose to call ourselves Americans.



    [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-02-25 12:28:43   By: Anonymous
       
      Sounds like some gay ass lib talk t me. How bout you get a job a be a reel American.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-02-25 15:46:10   By: Anonymous
       
      Civil rights for some, but not all is still not freedom.
      Just because you think the trannies or illegals deserve treatment over people you don't agree with is the exact reason your party not only lost the presidency, house, senate and the respect of this nation.
      A band of liars, crooks, money launderers, and perverts.
      Not even with Khalifornistans skewed, morally corrupt population completely voting for Hitlary helped you.

      Now your mad that the President has held to his campaign promises?

      Go pound sand, and pray to your sun/tree hippy Gods that we don't get an executive order to form militias and take our state back.

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        Re: CA
        Posted on: 2017-02-25 17:57:45   By: Anonymous
         
        California, NY, WA, and ORE give it up and get on board with the rest of the United States. Frankly, I'm sick and tired of the liberal agenda.

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          Re: CA
          Posted on: 2017-02-25 18:38:09   By: Anonymous
           
          Caitlyn get your wiener out of Gloop's behind !

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              Re: CA
              Posted on: 2017-02-26 09:55:09   By: Anonymous
               
              Trump has had the worst first 100 days. Oh , by the way. That is what we , real America call real news.

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                Re: CA
                Posted on: 2017-02-26 10:02:11   By: Anonymous
                 
                Read 100 lies in 100 days. Trump , Spicer , Conway. Do they think the real people of America are that stupid. What we do know is those three are not fit to be in or around Washington.

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                Re: CA
                Posted on: 2017-02-27 22:37:36   By: Anonymous
                 
                Talk about your horrid math skills!
                You must have been educated in one of them transvestite schools.
                Trump was inaugurated on Jan 20, so there ain't been no hundred days...Yet.
                DOH!!

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Not All
Posted on: 2017-02-27 05:43:31   By: Anonymous
 
Not all educators agree with the CTA. In fact, the majority of teachers, whom I work with, don't think confused students rights should infringe on the rights of the majority.

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