Press Release

Leading Education Faculty Associations Endorse Schools & Communities First

Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC) & California Faculty Association (CFA) endorsed Schools & Communities First

Parent Teacher Association, California Teachers Association & California Federation of Teachers previously endorsed 

Today, the Schools and Communities First campaign announced significant endorsements from the California Faculty Association (CFA) and the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC). The FACCC represents faculty across all of California’s community colleges, the largest system of higher education in the United States. The CFA represents all California State University faculty, including tenure-track faculty, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches. Both of these leading education advocacy groups will provide a huge organizing boost to what is already the leading ballot initiative in 2020.

“Schools & Communities First is proud to have the strong endorsements of the leading student, teacher, faculty and parent advocacy groups across California,” said Schools & Communities First Spokesperson Tyler Law. “For nearly four decades, big corporations have not been paying their fair share, leaving California at the bottom third of U.S. states in quality public education and dead last in students per teacher. Schools and Communities First reclaims $11 billion every year to ensure that our schools and communities have the resources to educate all of our students and the services to support all of our families. 

Law continued, “the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges and the California Faculty Association add critical strength to an already large and diverse coalition of supporters.”

Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC):

“The Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC) is proud to endorse The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act. As the largest system in higher education in the country, California Community Colleges and its faculty transform countless lives and benefit communities throughout the state. The passage of the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act would mean a much needed investment increase that would directly benefit the over 2 million community college students in the state. The California Community Colleges are chronically underfunded, and the success of California’s future generations depend on a boost in funding that this initiative would provide.”

California Faculty Association (CFA) President Charles Toombs:

“The California Faculty Association is proud to stand with educators, parents and students across the state in strongly supporting the Schools and Communities First initiative. This critical initiative finally puts an end to the corporate tax loopholes that have robbed our schools and local governments of the resources needed to prepare our students for success in the 21st century. We can’t wait any longer to invest in our future.”

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For additional information, please contact:

Tyler Law, AKPD Message & Media

[email protected]

510-326-1273