CalSTRS, CTA and You

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As a California educator, you are a member of the largest U.S. teachers' retirement fund and one of the largest pension systems in the country. With 879,329 members and beneficiaries as well as assets of almost $190 billion,* CalSTRS is a powerful force whose mission is "securing the financial future and sustaining the trust of California's educators."

The California Teachers Association (CTA) represents more than 340,000 public school teachers, counselors, psychologists, librarians, other non-supervisory certificated personnel and Education Support Professionals. CTA works tirelessly to foster improvements in retirement benefits for education employees, while also monitoring the administration of the retirement system to protect it against unsound management or attempts to use the funds to balance the state budget.

To learn more about CalSTRS, visit To learn more about how CTA works on your behalf, visit

* Source: "CalSTRS at a Glance,", as of Nov. 2012.