The 295,000 strong California Teachers Association (CTA) has endorsedÂ Phu Nguyen for the 68th State Assembly.Â Chris Francis, President of Garden Grove Educators Association stated, â€œI am extremely happy that CTA has chosen to endorse Phu Nguyen as a candidate for the 68th District State Assembly seat. Phu has a strong vision for California that will serve this state well. He realizes that we need to create jobs here in California to help us recover from this economic downturn. Furthermore, he knows we need a dedicated, educated workforce to fill these jobs. I know that if Phu is elected, we will have another strong voice in our State Assembly that will support public education and place it as the high priority that it deserves to be. Â His fresh perspective will serve the public well, as he will develop solutions, instead of echoing the same old rhetoric. I strongly urge all voters to support Phu Nguyen for State Assembly.â€
Â â€œTeachers are stewards of our most valuable resource-our children,â€ said Phu Nguyen. I am very humbled to have the support of so many educators who are vital to developing the next generation of workers and leaders for our great state. As the next assembly representative of the 68th, I look forward to working with teachers, parents and business leaders in crafting a forward thinking vision for California.Â Now, more than ever, we need to re-think our emphasis on standardized tests and examine what knowledge and skills are really best for our children to succeed in a global economy. Â In order for us to maintain our pre-eminent position as the worldâ€™s greatest society, I canâ€™t think of a more urgent investment than in our childrenâ€™s k-16 public education opportunities. Â Our future and our economy depend on it.â€
Founded in 1863, the California Teachers Association has become one of the strongest advocates for educators in the country. CTA includes teachers, counselors, school librarians, social workers, psychologists, and nurses. These educators in the K-12 school system are joined by community college faculty, California State University faculty, and education support professionals to make CTA the most inclusive and most powerful voice of educators in the state.