520+ MEMBERS STRONG
We, the teachers of the Palos Verdes Faculty Association, are committed to promoting and preserving the collective voice of our members while providing the best learning experience for our students. We believe that in order to put our students first, we cannot put our teachers last.
"Opt out" email circulation
CTA has learned that associations are being directly targeted by the anti-union, anti-public education “Freedom Foundation.” This entity is sending emails encouraging members to opt out of being a union member and paying union dues.
The emails are being sent to members’ District emails from an address that appears as “Opt Out Today.” Opt Out Today is part of the Freedom Foundation. This foundation has been accurately characterized in recent media reports as “door-to-door union-killers.” They are corporate-funded lobbyists who support privatization of public schools. If you received their email, know that it is part of a campaign by a known anti-union group designed to weaken our union.
If you have received this email, or one similar in nature, please block or mark them as “spam” in order to prevent further communications from inundating your mailbox. You may also visit this site for further resources and helpful information: https://californiaeducator.org/unionstrong/.
California Educator Spotlight
“ An event like this allows our students with special needs to be celebrated — and allows general education students to get over any fear they may have of those who are different.” — Patrick Daley, Palos Verdes Faculty Association
Peninsula High is a Special Olympics Unified Champion School because it promotes social inclusion through planned activities. The prestigious title was earned by educators collaborating with Melissa DeCasas.
For Daley, supporting athletic events for students with special needs is something that’s in his blood. His grandfather founded the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association in Highland Park, Illinois, in 1969, and his father was a special education teacher in Compton for 20 years.
Read the full story here
PVFA supports reD FOR ED
"Why do we wear Red for Ed? When we think about the promise of education today, we see the future leaders of our nation and the qualified educators who reach, teach and inspire them. We see classrooms with modern tools that help students prepare to make an impact on the world. We see students getting the support they need to thrive and educators having the support they need to serve."
Learn more about the current state of California’s public education here.