Representative Barney Frank delivered the keynote address to the Democratic Party of Orange County’s Truman Award Dinner on Saturday night. Four-hundred guests attended the sold out annual fundraising dinner held at the UFCW Local 324 Banquet Hall to honor Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee John Hanna as he received the 16th Harry S Truman Award. Congressman Barney Frank represents the Fourth Congressional District of Massachusetts.
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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.
In a groundswell of protests against devastating budget cuts to neighborhood schools and other critical services, Californiaâ€™s teachers, administrators, school employees, parents and students will join a statewide â€œDay of Actionâ€ on Thursday, March 4, to stop the governor and Legislature from cutting billions more from a public school system already reeling from $17 billion in cuts over the past two years â€“ and to tell lawmakers itâ€™s time to close corporate tax loopholes.
The California Teacher’s Association is now opposing the Race To The Top bills currently in the Assembly. The CTA-opposed SBX5 4 (Romero) has been split into two bills, SBX5 1 and SBX5 4. The amended version of SBX5 4 contains two of the most objectionable ideas developed in this special session on education: open enrollment and parent trigger.