A sharply divided Texas Senate gave preliminary but not final approval this afternoon to a voucher bill, SB 4, aiming to divert $100 million from already-underfunded public schools to subsidize private schools that do not have to meet state accountability standards. The vote to allow debate on the bill was 18 to 12, just one […]
Updated: April 16, 2015 Related page: STAAR is Not the Measure of Good Teaching, and You’re Worth More than $27,540! Note: SB 893 has passed the Senate and has yet to be considered in the House. The House companion bill, HB 2543, has been heard in committee but not yet acted upon. FACT: SB 893/HB 2543 […]
For Allen Weeks, the news was heartbreaking. Two schools in his neighborhood, Webb Middle School and Reagan High School, were slated for closure by the state due to low academic ratings. He had worked for years on nonprofit initiatives to improve the quality of life in the area—a low-income neighborhood in northeast Austin—and the idea […]
Check out the the Winter 2015 edition of Texas Teacher magazine, which is available for download.
“Reclaiming the Promise” in San Antonio, June 12-14, 2015
Make plans now to attend the Texas AFT Convention Friday, June 12, through Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Omni Colonnade in San Antonio.
In a news conference on Feb. 9, Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier joined Houston-area educators and teacher union leaders in a call for school districts to adopt policies against workplace bullying.