April 4, 1991 |
California teachers and union leaders spent $50,000 and a month of preparation to stage a rally Wednesday at the state Capitol to protest Gov. Pete Wilson's plan to trim $2 billion in education spending next year. An amiable crowd of several thousand turned up in the warm sunshine of a late afternoon to hear the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cesar Chavez, president of the United Farm Workers of America, and more than a dozen other speakers.
June 27, 1990 |
Education leaders angrily complained Tuesday that they had been misled by Gov. George Deukmejian who, they said, won their support for a gasoline tax increase with the implicit understanding that he would not push for cuts in education funding. Less than a month after the voters approved a phased-in 9-cents-per-gallon gasoline tax increase, the governor is now proposing to cut education by $800 million to help bridge a $3.6-billion gap in the state budget.
January 21, 1990 |
California Teachers Assn. President Ed Foglia urged delegates Saturday to withhold support for a 9-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax increase and changes in the state spending limit until the union's March meeting to ensure that provisions are included in the measures to protect spending for education.
January 28, 1986 |
Bipartisan legislative support was announced Monday for major school overhaul legislation aimed at reducing class size and imposing tougher credentialing requirements on teachers. The proposal, to be contained in bills by Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) and Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach), is an outgrowth of a study last November by the California Commission on the Teaching Profession.
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March 25, 1991 |
Union leader and computer teacher D.A. (Del) Weber of Huntington Beach will head the 208,000-member California Teachers Assn. starting in June, it was announced Sunday. Though he ran unopposed for the two-year term, Weber, 59, received 99% of the vote from 600 delegates to the state convention of CTA's State Council of Education in Los Angeles Saturday. The vote came as no surprise but shows a "tremendous amount of respect for Weber," said Ed Foglia, former CTA president.
July 6, 1987 |
The nation's largest teachers union voted Sunday to fight the Supreme Court nomination of Robert H. Bork and to challenge efforts to make English the official language of the United States. "Judge Bork is a compulsory pregnancy man . . . too conservative on race, women's rights and reproductive freedom," teacher Jane Stern of Rockville, Md., told the 8,000 National Education Assn. delegates meeting in Los Angeles before they voted overwhelmingly to oppose him.
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October 11, 1989 |
Beverly Hills school teachers took their protests to the street Tuesday--and what a street they picked. Fashionable Rodeo Drive--window shopper's paradise and the scene of many of a spending orgy-- served as the backdrop for a demonstration by 150 Beverly Hills teachers, who complain that their paychecks can't buy anything on the tony street.
December 14, 1990 |
To her friends and colleagues, it seems like not so long ago that Garden Grove school board President Maureen DiMarco was working as a teacher's aide and volunteer part-time secretary at a local elementary school. But after her election to the school board nine years ago, they say, DiMarco was not satisfied with just being a member of the board.
January 9, 1990 |
California Teachers Assn. officials, who were gearing up to oppose a gasoline tax increase and changes in the state spending limit, appeared to be backing off Monday after getting assurances from legislative leaders that education would not be harmed by the proposals. Association President Ed Foglia said that he has been talking with Senate President Pro Tem David A.
November 17, 1987 |
A teacher-led coalition of education interests began a new initiative drive Monday aimed at freeing school funds from the state spending cap and guaranteeing schools a fixed share of state revenues each year. Formation of the coalition, which includes state Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig, was announced by Ed Foglia, president of the 180,000-member California Teachers Assn., who said he hopes to qualify the measure for the November, 1988, ballot.