CTA members are automatically covered by a professional liability policy. Members receive up to $1 million in professional liability insurance, access to more than 40 different law firms offering free consultations and discounted fees on various personal legal services, and legal representation during a reduction in force procedures and protection of due process rights.
CTA provides a comprehensive array of training programs on professional growth for members and local chapters. Statewide conferences include two Good Teaching conferences where teachers share best classroom practices. Other statewide conferences explore human rights, urban and rural issues, community outreach and educational leadership. Training includes information on collective bargaining, testing and accountability, English language learners, special education, classroom management, media relations and political action.
Most decisions on education policy and funding are made in Sacramento by legislators, the governor, and bureaucrats. CTA is your strong and forceful advocate for public education and the teaching profession. CTA also coordinates an advertising campaign each year to promote and advance Association goals.
Why Choose AVUTA/CTA/NEA?
CTA is very much aware of the direct relationship between the revenue available for school districts and colleges and the economic security and well-being of its members. Throughout its history, CTA has been the prime mover in advancing legislation and programs to improve the conditions of teaching and learning in our public schools. CTA successfully fought to reduce class sizes in the lowest grades and continues to fight to expand that program. CTA won passage of the law to guarantee minimum funding protections for public schools. CTA is constantly advocating for adequate retirement benefits for education employees. CTA has led an effort to provide additional resources to our schools of greatest need.
CTA keeps in touch with its members through written publications and through frequent meetings at the state, regional and local levels where members can voice their concerns and keep up-to-date on Association programs and activities. All members receive the California Educator and NEA Today, monthly magazines designed to keep members informed about trends in education, policy decisions, legislative progress and Association accomplishments.
CTA works continuously for improvements in retirement benefits for education employees, while also monitoring the administration of the retirement system to protect it against unsound management or attempts to use the funds to balance the state budget.
CTA is the state's largest employee organization. It exists primarily to protect and advance the professional and economic interests of its members. With more than 340,000 members CTA is the strongest advocate for providing a free, quality public education to all children. Joining CTA ensures members a number of benefits.
Member Benefits Program
CTA membership provides economic clout, which allows members to take advantage of a number of valuable benefits, including low rates and substantial discounts on home loans, personal, life and car insurance, merchandise, travel and legal services.
A primary focus of CTA is ensuring your rights as an educational professional by helping your local association negotiate good contracts that improve teaching and learning conditions. CTA believes that education employees should be free from arbitrary and capricious decisions by their employers. When violations occur, CTA provides members the resources to defend their rights through appropriate legal or administrative channels.