Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, City of West Sacramento
“Throughout my professional career in public service and elected office, I have been reminded time and time again how integral high-quality public education is to local development. As local leaders, when we focus on ensuring every child has access to the great education they deserve, we set our cities and towns on a path to prosperity. The student-plaintiffs in the lawsuit Vergara v. California bravely eliminated significant barriers to education equality in our schools — and not just for themselves, but for the entire State of California. Their victory has empowered leaders across the state and the country to collaborate and innovate to find the best solutions for keeping highly motivated and highly effective teachers in every classroom.
“I applaud the courageous Vergara families and look forward to the new era to come in public schools in California.”