CTA Takes Over Lynwood Teachers Association

Details are scarce about why it was done, but the California Teachers Association established a trusteeship over the 700-member Lynwood Teachers Association in southern California.

Two CTA staffers were appointed as co-trustees, while Bill Freeman, former president of the San Diego Education Association and current member of the National Education Association board of directors, will also assist.

The only clue to the reason was the catch-all of failing to follow democratic procedures. There is also no evidence that there was any resistance to the takeover, such as occurred two years ago in Modesto.

EIA will update as more information becomes available.