2/3/2016 0 Comments
Classroom Teachers Join Nurses, Teamsters, Communications Workers, Painters, Laborers & More in Uniting Behind San Bernardino School Board Members’ Assembly Bid
SAN BERNARDINO, CA--Expanding her already thriving coalition of key labor supporters, today San Bernardino City Unified School Board Member Abigail Medina picked up a crucial endorsement from the California Teachers Association in her campaign to represent California’s 40th State Assembly District seat.
Medina expressed her gratitude for the influential endorsement by releasing the following statement:
"As a local school board member, it means so much to me to have this important endorsement from the California Teachers Association. Throughout my tenure, I've partnered with classroom teachers to protect and improve local neighborhood schools. In the Assembly, I'll work hard to reduce classroom sizes, hire more teachers and invest more in our schools to make sure our students have access to a world-class education system. I look forward to working with the California Teachers Association to win this race."
Today’s announcement follows news that at last weekend’s “Pre-Convention Caucus" endorsement vote among California Democratic Party delegates, Medina won 25 votes out of a total of 27 possible votes, bringing her to 93%, and therefore surpassing the required 70% needed to earn the delegates' formal recommendation for the state Party’s endorsement at convention.
Today’s endorsement comes on the heels of news this week that the California Nurses Association (CNA) and the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) had joined Medina’s campaign.
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"In 2011-12, local districts and state government in California spent $8,308 per student, $3,428 – about 30 percent – below the U.S. adjusted average of $11,735. Only Texas, Nevada, Idaho and Arizona, at $8,101 per student, were lower among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Vermont spent the most – $18,882 – and Wyoming was second, at $17,758."
Education is one of my top priorities, from Special Education to Gifted Education, from our low income to high income, from career pathways to higher education, to addressing the needs of our students from all walks of life. Education is the pathway to help end those in the cycle of poverty into a path of prosperity. Abigail Medina