TORRANCE, CA–The El Camino College Federation of Teachers, the oldest local of the American Federation of Teachers, announced this week its endorsement of Marcy Winograd for Congress (CA-36) in the June 8, 2010 Democratic Party primary.
“Marcy Winograd has worked tirelessly for the past decade to empower the community through grassroots activism and to advance the causes that matter most to working families and creative entrepreneurs: access to work with dignity, fairness in the financial system, and meaningful improvements in education,” said Elizabeth Shaddish, Professor of Philosophy at the Torrance community college.
Winograd, for her part, pledged to work closely with El Camino’s Federation of Teachers on the organization’s initiatives. “I am thrilled to have the endorsement of fellow educators in the 36th district and look forward to working closely with El Camino’s Federation of Teachers to support their efforts,” she said.
“Rather than replicating No Child Left Behind at the community college level, we need to provide incentives for colleges to adopt best teaching and learning practices,” Winograd added. “In my visit to classes at El Camino, I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing students engaged in exciting discussions about civil liberties and foreign policy. Yes, we have a wealth of intellectual resources here, pearls waiting to be discovered.”
Winograd is a veteran educator and literacy coach on leave from the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she taught English at Crenshaw High School and worked with teachers to develop innovative curriculum.