A school-finance deal between the two chambers at the state Capitol is still possible before the special legislative session ends on August 16. Tell your state senator to make a deal now … Our kids are worth it!
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced today a batch of proposals for the special session that he claimed would improve teacher pay and benefits while improving school funding. He spoke of how important teachers are and said he wanted to see average teacher pay go up by $8,000, wanted teachers to receive “longevity bonuses” of $600 […]
The Texas House and Texas Senate both have passed competing bills providing $212 million to cut rising health-care costs they recently imposed on retired school employees. These bills need to be reconciled quick for retirees to get relief. Please send your e-letter now to your state representative and state senator with a blunt message: Get it done!
A Texas AFT statewide survey of Texas educators and parents highlights the barriers to Special Education services that many schoolchildren confront because school districts often lack the resources for evaluating and providing these students with the necessary educational services to which they are entitled by law.