From the Legislative Hotline


Time Magazine’s Disrespect for Teachers—Unacceptable

There’s something rotten at Time magazine—on the cover of an upcoming issue about teacher “tenure”—that is riling up AFT members, friends, and allies. The cover for an issue due to hit newsstands on November 3 reads, in part, "Rotten Apples: It's Nearly Impossible to Fire a Bad Teacher," and shows a gavel about to smash an apple. The irony is that the cover doesn’t even reflect Time’s own … [Read More...]

Ebola-related Training and Preparedness—Key Components of “Safe Schools Week”

Texas AFT issued a press release today marking the occasion of “Safe Schools Week” with a call for Ebola training and preparedness. Here is the text of today’s release: October 19-25 is Safe Schools Week—an initiative of the Texas Education Agency and the Texas School Safety Center to “to develop robust emergency operations plans for a wide range of possible emergencies, whether natural, … [Read More...]