About the Texas AFT Legislative Hotline
The Texas AFT Legislative Hotline is published by e-mail and to this site each business weekday (and some holidays and weekends when important news justifies a post) by the staff at the Texas American Federation of Teachers.
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Hotlines from August 20, 2010 to present may be found on the main site through the month links on the right navigation bar, or by using the search field.
Hotlines before that day may be found here.
We believe everyone deserves a fair shot to get ahead, which is why we’ve joined other labor partners in Texas to form the Fair Shot Texas Coalition. Together, we represent … (read more…)
Both bills are by Rep. Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton) and both are focused on special-education students. HB 1335 … (read more…)
Educator misconduct: SB 7, the bill by Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) to crack down on employees … (read more…)
There is a place for online learning as a complement to … (read more…)
HB 22 as approved in committee delays the first use of the A-F rating system until the 2019-2020 school year. Through 2018-2019 the existing rating system would … (read more…)
Authors of the amendment were Reps. Abel Herrero (D-Corpus Christi) and Gary … (read more…)
Two bad House amendments to advance Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s voucher schemes must be rejected emphatically by the Texas House. The … (read more…)
We’ll highlight some of the key amendments, … (read more…)