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College Faculty stand with K-12 teachers in their strike to win smaller class sizes, better support for teachers in the classroom

Members of the California Faculty Association are joining picket lines and speaking out in support of teachers on strike in Los Angeles.

“Students who arrive in our classrooms at California State University campuses are former students of teachers like the ones on strike in Los Angeles. Their fight is our fight,” said CFA President Jennifer Eagan, a professor at CSU East Bay.

“We all care about our students and want to deliver quality education while also supporting our own families. We all deserve fair salaries and to have the necessary resources in our classrooms to help students succeed,” Eagan says. “That is what this strike is about, and that is why we are joining our K-12 colleagues on the picket line.”

CFA members are joining picket lines at schools near CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, CSU Dominguez Hills, Cal State Los Angeles, and CSU Northridge.

Gregory Chris Brown, Fullerton CFA Chapter President and Professor of Criminal Justice, walked the picket line with teachers Monday. “We will support our teachers, our UTLA family. We will be on the picket line, rain or shine.”

Conditions in public school classrooms—class sizes in particular—are critical to delivering quality education, according to Teacher Education faculty in the CSU. Two faculty members in the CSU system, CSULA Cal Teach Advisor Professor Nichelle Henderson and CSU Sacramento Professor Margarita Berta-Ávila, are available for interviews on what it takes to provide K-12 education.

CSU Faculty members who have joined picket lines in solidarity with UTLA are also available for comment.

ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA FACULTY ASSOCIATION: CFA represents more than 28,000 tenured and tenure-track instructional faculty, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches on the 23 campuses of the California State University system, from Humboldt State in the north, to San Diego State in the south. Learn more about CFA at calfac.org

 

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