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Posted by: thepinetree on 07/28/2020 08:57 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/28/2020 08:57 PM
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Teachers Union Says Legislative Funding Proposal Takes a Pass on Opportunity to Right Decades of Wrongs, Ongoing Racial, Health and Economic Injustice

Sacramento, CA...The California Teachers Association reinforces its call for much-needed increased funding for schools and communities by eliminating corporate tax credits and adopting tax hikes on California’s wealthiest billionaires and millionaires. The COVID-19 pandemic crisis is deepening the impact of racial, health and economic injustices in every corner of the state. CTA calls on lawmakers to prioritize addressing the needs of California students and working families.





“California’s students and working families are suffering greatly as they face a combination of racial, health and economic crises amidst the raging COVID-19 pandemic. Students and public schools have been trapped in a cycle of underfunding for generations that has been exaggerated by the current pandemic. Together with labor partners and progressive community groups, we have been lifting up their cries for help and shining a light on their hurts and struggles in the hopes of a bold and sustainable solution,” said CTA President E. Toby Boyd.

Merely 11 days ago, CTA – along with labor partners SEIU State Council, the California Federation of Teachers, and the Commit to Equity coalition – called on the legislature ‘to return to the Capitol and adopt additional revenues, including additional suspension of corporate tax credits and exemptions, capturing unrealized capital gains or imposing a tax on the wealthiest billionaires and millionaires to help our students, families and communities survive through this crisis.’

“Sadly, the legislative Economic Stimulus Proposal released yesterday appears to create more debt and fails to address the urgency of the moment, further perpetuating the politics of paucity,” said Boyd. “Fortunately, a bill introduced today through amendments by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) provides real promise and solutions. We are heartened by his steadfast leadership.”

AB 1253 proposes to increase income taxes on those wealthy by imposing additional rates of one percent, three percent, and 3.5 percent on incomes of more than $1 million, $2 million, and $5 million, respectively. AB 1253’s joint authors are Assemblymembers Wendy Carrillo, David Chiu, Rob Bonta, Lorena Gonzalez, Cristina Garcia, Ash Kalra, Kevin McCarty, Miguel Santiago, Mark Stone, Buffy Wicks, and Reggie Jones-Sawyer; and Senators Nancy Skinner, Scott Wiener and Maria Elena Durazo; and co-author Senator Lena Gonzalez.

“Families and communities across the state are struggling and looking for real solutions that address health, economic, racial, and environmental inequality,” said Boyd. “The stimulus plan contains elements of solutions, but unfortunately lacks the clear bold step of asking the very individuals who are profiting and profiteering during this crisis to increase their tax contributions to help our state heal.”

In June, millionaires and billionaires across California and the world called on their government to tax them because they believe it is their responsibility to help rebalance the world before it’s too late saying ‘humanity is more important than their money.’ Read letter here.

“We sincerely hope that the legislature and the governor will come together and develop a plan to address this crisis head on,” said Boyd. “Lawmakers need to revisit proposals that rebalance the economy without borrowing against our future and create a plan that is commensurate with being the fifth largest economy in the world and worthy of our nine million students and our struggling communities.”

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The 310,000-member California Teachers Association is affiliated with the 3 million-member National Education Association.


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Posted on: 2020-07-28 21:17:33   By: Anonymous
 
Give all families a voucher and let them pick where they want their children schooled. No more throwing good money after bad at the public school system. Private schools are run on much less money per child. Now is the time to cut the waste.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-07-28 22:02:44   By: Anonymous
     
    Seriously, have you seen the tuition costs for good private schools?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-07-28 23:11:46   By: Anonymous
       
      private runs 30 - 50% of what we wast on public schools

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        Posted on: 2020-07-29 09:50:56   By: Anonymous
         
        Not you individually, though. Besides, the distance in rural areas to private schools would be prohibitive. No, we have to work on increasing accountability in public education.

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    Re: vouchers
    Posted on: 2020-07-29 08:18:48   By: Anonymous
     
    Wouldn't that be like welfare on an educational level?

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    Posted on: 2020-07-29 16:04:34   By: Anonymous
     
    How do you know private schools spend your tax dollars appropriately? Private schools and private charters do not have to report their tax dollar spending to the state. For all you know, and it has happened, your tax dollars are going to pay exorbitant private principal/CEO salaries, bonuses for enrollment, vehicles and even housing. That doesn't happen with your public school tax dollar. Be careful what you wish for. Maybe spend your time improving the public school system where there's fiscal accountability rather than tossing it into the wind.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-07-28 23:12:25   By: Anonymous
 
the commie teachers, they just want to get paid not to work

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    Posted on: 2020-07-29 06:08:45   By: Anonymous
     
    I bet you made yourself look this stupid without even trying.

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    Posted on: 2020-07-29 09:52:49   By: Anonymous
     
    Putting aside your prejudice, what about grandma or grandpa that's watching the teacher's kids or meeting them after school while he or she puts in their several hours per day? If our schools are not adequately prepared to deal with COVID, the community spread is going to be huge.

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    Re: Commie teachers
    Posted on: 2020-07-29 09:59:25   By: Anonymous
     
    Dah Comrade.
    Someday there will be a man on the moon.

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Dumbacrats
Posted on: 2020-07-29 04:55:40   By: Anonymous
 
Joe Biden?? Really?? Really??

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    Re: Dumbacrats
    Posted on: 2020-07-29 05:21:27   By: Anonymous
     
    JOE BIDEN= YES YES.

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    Re: Dumbacrats
    Posted on: 2020-07-29 06:06:40   By: Anonymous
     
    REPUBLICANS FOR BIDEN 2020!

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      Re: Dumbacrats
      Posted on: 2020-07-29 06:10:56   By: Anonymous
       
      Get off your fat asses and get back in the classroom where you belong. Stop your fu*king complaining!

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      Re: Dumbacrats
      Posted on: 2020-07-29 06:58:22   By: Anonymous
       
      I don't know of any but I do know plenty of Democrates that are disgusted with their party.

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        Re: Dumbacrats
        Posted on: 2020-07-29 07:26:57   By: Anonymous
         
        If you know plenty of Democrats then you must not listen to them. The Democrats that I know think Trump is a joke.

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          Re: Dumbacrats
          Posted on: 2020-07-29 07:42:23   By: Anonymous
           
          The socialists democratic folks I know sitting around on social media and websites like this complaining. While I go work to pay taxes for the $600. That claim they can live on
          plus welfare.

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            Re: Dumbacrats
            Posted on: 2020-07-29 08:20:26   By: Anonymous
             
            Why aren't you at work then?

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              Re: Dumbacrats
              Posted on: 2020-07-29 09:54:18   By: Anonymous
               
              Many of us now have the ability to work at home thanks to the pandemic.

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                Re: Dumbacrats
                Posted on: 2020-07-29 11:59:01   By: Anonymous
                 
                To the pine nut saying why am I not at work. Well Cochise I go to work when I please. I am Kemp Sabe self employed. In 25 of work never have myself had a hand out and on unemployment. Get out of timeout in momma basement get to work.

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                  Re: Dumbacrats
                  Posted on: 2020-07-29 13:19:21   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Not a native American but that's ok chief.
                  Keep working from home and drink that firewater.
                  Your sentences don't make much sense, but I'm pretty good at understanding babble.
                  I raised 3 kids.

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                    Re: Dumbacrats
                    Posted on: 2020-07-29 16:17:30   By: Anonymous
                     
                    Racist bastard.

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          Re: Dumbacrats
          Posted on: 2020-07-29 16:42:15   By: Anonymous
           
          No, most people won't speak up because the crazy Democrates will just ruin their lives. We'll see come November.

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      Re: Dumbacrats
      Posted on: 2020-07-29 08:13:08   By: Anonymous
       
      NO SUCH THING. . .

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-07-29 09:55:55   By: Anonymous
 
The Pine Nuts are out in full force today.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-07-29 14:46:56   By: Anonymous
 
The fact that Trump was elected president and still has supporters shows education has long been broken in this country!

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    Posted on: 2020-07-29 16:19:23   By: Anonymous
     
    You bad Trump good.

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