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Teach Plus Applauds Governor Newsom Historic Investments in Our Students and Educational Equity

May 14, 2021

Sacramento, CA ―Teach Plus California today issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s May Revision of the 2021-22 California State Budget.

“Teach Plus and Teach Plus teacher leaders are thrilled to see Governor Newsom investing more in our students and schools than ever before in the May revision of his 2021-22 state budget. Teach Plus believes that these aggressive investments in educational equity have the potential to be truly transformational. We continue to support the Governor’s focus on prioritizing our students’ social and emotional well-being and investing in building a diverse, well-supported teaching force. 

“As the Legislature debates the Governor’s revised budget proposal, we call on it to realize our collective vision for equity and to provide clear oversight of how schools and districts are supporting our most vulnerable students. We support the Governor’s focus on investing in the teacher pipeline as a way to achieve equitable education for all students and we hope that the state listens to teachers as it shapes that investment. We look forward to continuing to work with the Governor, Legislature, and partners to make this vision a reality,” said Sarah Lillis, Teach Plus California Executive Director.”  

About Teach Plus
The mission of Teach Plus is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that affect their students’ success. Since 2009, Teach Plus has trained thousands of teacher leaders across the country who are driving policy changes and improving the instructional practices of teachers to create an education system driven by equity, access, and excellence for all students. teachplus.org