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|Stop the CTC Appeal-Stop Wasting Tax Payer Money-Rally in Sac to Defend Kathy Carroll|
|Date||Thursday September 08|
|Time||9:00 AM - 10:00 AM|
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Commission On Teacher Credentialing CTC
1900 Capitol Ave.
|Event Type||Press Conference|
|Organizer/Author||United Public Workers For Action|
9/8/16 STOP THE CTC APPEAL-Stop Wasting Tax Payer Money-Rally In Sacramento To DEFEND Kathy Carroll
Defend Fired CTC Whistleblower Kathy Carroll-No More Tax Money To Appeal The Judgement Against CTC And Top Managers
Thursday September 8, 2016 9:00 AM Press Conference and Speak-Out At CTC
1900 Capitol Ave. Sacramento, California
Kathy Carroll was a staff lawyer at the California Commission on Teachers Credentialing who was a whistleblower. She saw that there was a backlog of thousands of credentials that were not being processed. She felt that these needed to be processed to protect the students and also allow those teachers who needed the credentials to work in the public schools.
She went to the legislature and they voted to have an audit which when it was completed, found cronyism, nepotism, discrimination, workplace bullying and a backlog of over 10,000 credentials. Before the audit was presented to the legislature, Carroll was illegally terminated in 2010 for retaliation by the CTC board headed by Chair Ting Sun and the CTC managers.
It took her six years but in August and September at a 21 day trial she won a total victory. The jury unanimously voted that she had been illegally fired and was entitled to $3.1 million in compensation. This also included a judgement against two of her managers CTC chief counsel Mary Armstrong who has to pay $90,000 and CTC Assistant Counsel Lee Pope who was ordered to pay $130,000. They agreed with Carroll and her lawyers that there was malice and a vicious campaign to destroy Carroll who is a heart plant survivor and had even lost her healthcare after she was fired.
Now some of the same corrupt people that ran the agency want to appeal the judgement and use more California tax money to fight Carroll and her struggle for justice. The CTC Board may also vote to indemnify the cost of the judgement against Armstrong and Pope. If they vote to use tax payer dollars to pay the personal damages made by the jury this would be outrageous and would be a statement to every manager and boss in the state government that you will not have to pay the cost of illegal firings and conspiring to cover-up corruption and malfeasance.
The corruption continues at Governor Brown's agency. The backlog of appeals of CTC decisions has grown from 114 in 2011 to 282 this year and this is costing the taxpayers nearly $6 million dollars. The new counsel Vanessa Whitnell who is a former Air Force lawyer with only 4 years of with as a lawyer in Califoria was appointed director of Professional Practices Division Director by the CTC board run by Linda Darling-Hammond.
Please come to the press conference and speak out for Kathy, against any appeal and for justice.
We cannot allow the CTC, Attorney General Kamala Harris and Governor Jerry Brown who runs the CTC to continue this travesty of justice.
This is not just about Kathy Carroll but all public workers and whistleblowers who are protecting the children and the public in California
Please come and let your voice be heard. If you cannot make the meeting please send a statement from your and or your organization to the CTC, Kamala Harris and Governor Brown opposing any appeal fo this judgement.
Initiated by United Public Workers For Action
Send statements with copies to info [at] upwa.info
credentials [at] ctc.ca .gov
ldh [at] stanford.edu Linda Darling-Hammond
alicia.cdta [at] gmail.com
hseateam [at] gmail.com Kirsten Barnes
Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0243 Fax (916) 323-6735 http://www.ctc.ca.gov
Office of the Attorney General 1300 "I" StreetSacramento, CA 95814-2919 Phone: (916) 445-9555
Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160
For more information:
Tears, hugs follow jurors’ $3.1 million award to whistleblower in teacher credentialing case-Sacramento woman reacts to $3.1 million court judgement in her favor
CTC State Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll Wins Nearly $3.1 Million In Lawsuit against CTC, supervisors and state for retaliation over whistleblowing
AG Kamala Harris And Governor Brown Spent Millions Fighting Whistleblower’s Lawsuit And Defense of CTC Misdeeds
Kathy Carroll has been a leading voice against charters and privatization of public education in California. She put her career and life on the line as a heart transplant survivor to speak out for justice and against corruption at the Committee on Teacher Credentialing. For whistleblowing she was targeted, harassed and terminated from the CTC and the CTC, Attorney General Kamala Harris and Governor Jerry Brown may fight the unanimous jury judgment that she was retaliated against with malice for speaking out about the illegal and corrupt activity at the Commission which is controlled by Governor Brown.