What We Stand For
The Schools Campbell Students Deserve!
1. A WELL-ROUNDED EDUCATION
We believe that a well-rounded education involves access to a varied curriculum: Art, Music, Dance, Theater, History, Physical education, World languages, Career-technical education.
2. CLASS SIZE MATTERS
California has some of the largest class sizes in the country, which greatly inhibits our students’ ability to thrive. Smaller class sizes enable growth in students. More time for one-on-one instruction. More opportunity for communication between teachers and families. These benefits are particularly important for students who are ethnic minorities or English-language learners
3. ACCESS TO PRESCHOOL
We believe that lifetime learning should start early, during critical development years. All California kids deserve access to high-quality early childhood education.
4. SAFE LEARNING AND TEACHING ENVIRONMENTS
We believe that students and staff deserve safe, well-maintained buildings that show respect for those who learn and work there.
5. TEACHING ALL STUDENTS
The chances of a child’s success should not depend on that child’s zip code. The principles shaping public education in California are Social Justice, Equity, and Diversity.
6. LEADING THE PROFESSION
We believe that education professionals: Commit to the success of every student, Should be recognized as the experts they are, Establish high standards of quality for the teaching profession. They deserve: Teacher-directed professional development, Time to plan lessons and collaborate with their colleagues, Shared decision-making to determine the most effective teaching methods, curriculum, assessment and evaluation systems. In order to attract and retain quality educators, schools must be able to offer salaries and benefits comparable to others with the same education and experience.
7. FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
We believe parents and family members are an integral part of a child's education. Educators should have time to communicate with parents regularly to develop a shared vision for student learning. Public schools should serve as centers of community and adult learning
8. HEALTH AND SUPPORT SERVICES
We believe California has the country’s lowest rank in the ratio of counselors, nurses and social workers per student. Adequate support professionals are critical to student success.
9. ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE COLLEGE AND CAREERS
We believe all students deserve access to: Career and technical training, Education opportunities to prepare them for the workforce, Affordable college
10. FULLY FUNDED EDUCATION
California has the eighth-largest economy in the world, but continues to run well below the national average in per-student funding. Public education is the The great equalizer, The cornerstone of our democracy, An opportunity to invest in our future.