Cal TAC is modeled
after the very successful Teacher Advisory Council, established in 2002
by the National Academies. Cal TAC works in conjunction with the National
Academies Teacher Advisory Council (TAC) to provide a valuable and currently
absent connection between the teaching community and the educational experts
and policymakers who are shaping California's educational system.
"Cal TAC promises to be an important new voice for California's teachers...Our educational system will benefit as a result." - California State Senator Jack Scott
Cal TAC's goals are to disseminate public
policy information from the state level to teachers, hold forums with
members of the business community and provide feedback to and from the
National Academies Teacher Advisory Council. Cal TAC members integrate their 'wisdom of practice' and contribute a valuable perspective
to the California Council on Science and Technology education research and
projects, such as the Critical Path Analysis of Science and Math Teachers.