Those working in public education are accustomed to the ever-changing jargon and evolving language around the latest and greatest ideas to improve public education. Usually, these terms are rehashed and rebranded concepts, only repackaged for the next generation. Example: the Texas Legislature, in the last days of the last session in 2015, sneaked through a […]
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Reclaiming the promise… Join Texas AFT as we reclaim the promise of public education. For current members, that means taking a stand to let elected officials know that we are professionals who will work to ensure a quality education for all our students, and a respectful working environment that inspires us to spark the love […]
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.
Send a Letter to State Lawmakers and Leaders Now! We ask the Texas Legislature to make immediate and ongoing increases in state funding for active school employees’ health insurance provided through formula aid to school districts. THE PROBLEM: The state’s funding for health insurance has stagnated at $75 per employee per month since 2002, while the […]
Texas AFT invites all educators and support staff to join us in Austin on the first Monday of spring break, March 9, for the 2015 Texas AFT Lobby Day. It is our turn to educate the legislature about our priorities, and tell them to do what’s right.