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Published December 09, 2022

Encouraging Update! The Commission on Teacher Credentialing Pauses A Proposal on Teacher Credentialing

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Today, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) held a public meeting in which an agenda item (1-H) concerning teacher credentialing was discussed. Due to many public comments in opposition, the CTC voted today to pause the proposal.

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For Immediate Release

December 9, 2022

SAN DIEGO, CA – December 9, 2022- Today, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) held a public meeting in which an agenda item (1-H) concerning teacher credentialing was discussed. Due to many public comments in opposition, the CTC voted today to pause the proposal.

Many supporters and friends of CFER participated in this important initiative in response to CFER's action alert. Along with a similar drive led by our friends at the Alliance for Constructive Ethnic Studies (ACES) who first blew the whistle on the situation, over 800 public comments poured into the CTC opposing giving Ethnic Studies majors teaching credentials to teach History and Social Studies. We are thankful to all of those who have given public comments both via email and during today's meeting to defend merit in teacher credentialing. Together, we blunted an attempt that would have further eroded public education.

We are encouraged by this positive development putting the state agency in the right direction towards considering public input and valuing standards. As a watchdog organization, CFER will continue to monitor the case and keep the public informed about any future development.

Contact:

Wenyuan Wu

wenyuan.wu@cferfoundation.org

(786) 393-8028

About Californians for Equal Rights Foundation (CFER):

We are a non-partisan and non-profit organization established following the defeat of Proposition 16 in 2020, with a mission to defend and raise public awareness on the cause of equal rights through public education, civic engagement and community outreach. In 1996, California became the first U.S. state to amend its constitution by passing Proposition 209 to ban racial discrimination and preferences. Prop. 209 requires that “the state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.” CFER is dedicated to educating the public on this important constitutional principle of equal treatment.

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