Support Accreditation Reform!

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 by

From the California Federation of Teachers: May 13, 2014 Community colleges are the heart and soul of our communities. That’s why CFT is reaching out to you today—to support AB 1942 (Bonta), a bill that would reform our state’s broken accreditation system by securing consistent, transparent and fair accrediting practices for all community colleges. Please

From the California Federation of Teachers: May 13, 2014 Many classified school employees face financial stress during breaks in employment between academic terms. That’s why CFT is reaching out to you today—to support AB 1638 (Bocanegra), a bill that would provide unemployment insurance benefits to classified members in the period between school terms. Please click

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Nearly one in four U.S. households with children struggled to afford enough food for themselves and their families in 2010, according to a new report(pdf) released by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), the lead advocacy organization working to end hunger in America through stronger public policies. The analysis separately examines food hardship rates “ the inability to afford enough food “ for households with children and without children nationally and in every state, every Congressional District and 100 of the country’s largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).

Beginning in 1848, women created one of the most remarkable and successful nonviolent civil rights efforts the world has ever seen. It culminated on August 26, 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote and to hold elective office. This date is celebrated annually as Women’s Equality Day

Health insurers and HMOs are making record profits. Rates have gone up 153% on average since 2002. In May, four health insurers will raise rates yet again — up to 20% for four million Californians. Recently, a couple called my office to complain that their rates will have gone up 65% since the fall of 2010, when their 20% rate increase takes effect on May 1st.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image.

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