Statement from CTA President E. Toby Boyd on Educators Among Dreamers Impacted by SCOTUS DACA Case

CTA and NEA Amicus Brief Being Heard in SCOTUS

BURLINGAME – CTA President E. Toby Boyd released the following statement in response to hundreds of thousands of educators and students, including CTA members, who would be impacted by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on DACA

“Stripping away DACA from our nation’s most hardworking contributors to education is a disgrace to our democracy. It will rob our school districts of qualified educators, who have taught and trained every generation of trailblazers. DACA is essential to keep our classrooms afloat. This program gives our students a reason to thrive, and robbing them of this crucial program will deter them from succeeding in life.

“CTA stands with all DACA recipients, including our very own Vicente Rodriguez, teacher and DACA recipient from San Bernardino, California, who is protesting in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as part of the #HomeIsHere rally.”

The California Teachers Association, which is affiliated with the 3 million-member National Education Association, argued in a legal brief filed on October 4 with the Court that the action the Trump administration took to end DACA was unlawful, arbitrary and capricious, and therefore should be set aside.

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