CFT Statement on the demise of AB 5

The failure of AB 5 to make it out of the California Legislature is a setback for
the education community and all those who believe education reform requires a
truly collaborative effort.
AB 5, A Best Practices Teacher Evaluation System (Fuentes), provided a much
needed step forward in improving the teacher evaluation process by
incorporating best practices, community member engagement, and local
negotiations, thereby moving away from a top-down, one size fits all approach.

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CFT Statement on Pension Reform

The following statement was issued today by the California Federation of
Teachers on the pension reform legislation:
We are disappointed that some elements of the pension reform plan currently
before the Legislature scapegoat public employees who have spent years
educating our children, cleaning our schools, providing services for the needy
and ensuring public safety. Public employee pensions are not the main cause, or
even a major cause, of the State’s on-going budget problems, and portrayals as
such are misleading.

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