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California Teachers Association 

A family of nearly 1,000 local associations and affiliates, CTA is the largest and most effective advocacy organization in the state. Since 1863, CTA has been at the forefront of every major positive change to public schools and colleges. In fact, it was CTA that secured funding to make public schools free for all students in 1866, and it was CTA that led the charge to establish community colleges in 1911. More than 150 years since the founding, CTA members are still pioneering innovative ideas for student learning and transforming the profession. Members are leading change through:

  • Instructional Leadership Corps - in partnership with Stanford University public teachers statewide are training on improving teaching and other instruction-related practices

  • Institute For Teaching - members can receive grants for innovative ideas whether in the classroom or school wide

  • Think Tanks - membership volunteers assist in determining grant recipients and charting our course statewide  


CTA is there for you too, with:

  • conferences and workshops to make sure you get the latest in professional development;

  • an exclusive Member Benefits program designed to benefit you, your family, and your profession;

  • dedicated staff throughout the state - including attorneys to protect your professional rights and your voice;

  • $1 million professional liability coverage and an automatic Accidental Death and Dismemberment plan from CTA and NEA Member Benefits;

  • hundreds of discounts on insurances, purchases, travel...and much more.

For more information about CTA, please visit  CTA members will need their membership number for complete access to the website.



National Education Association

As a union made up of thousands of locals, 50 state affiliates and nearly 3 million members, the National Education Association makes you a part of the powerful voice of our nation's educators. With headquarters four blocks from the White House, NEA promotes your advocacy agenda before the president, the Congress and the courts. Their dedicated staff of attorneys, organizers, benefits specialists, communicators, and education policy experts are all focused on ensuring that your collective voice is heard, and that your profession, your students and, obviously, you and your colleagues are protected and enhanced so that you can focus on what you do: providing an outstanding public education to every student.

For more information, please visit  

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