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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There’s a rally down at the Capitol on Saturday called Save Texas Schools from 10 a.m. to noon.
This is Save Texas Schools 5th statewide rally since 2011 to fight budget cuts and too much testing. Over 30,000 teachers, parents, students … (read more…)
Serious opposition has developed in the Texas Senate to the appointment of Josh McGee to serve as chair of the State Pension Review Board. McGee is a prominent critic of state-guaranteed pension benefits and is employed by a foundation in Houston that has led attacks on defined-benefit pensions around the … (read more…)
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They came together in support of a strong, proactive agenda for public education and the schoolchildren and higher-ed students they serve. Key elements of that agenda: … (read more…)
Houston-based hedge-fund billionaire and former Enron trader John Arnold for years has mounted an attack on public pensions providing guaranteed lifetime benefits that you cannot … (read more…)
According to Huberty’s layout of the bill at a … (read more…)
Voucher Verdict: Dismal Results, No Accountability, and High Cost
The evidence keeps piling up against private-school vouchers. And you can help Texas legislators … (read more…)
On February 28, SB 17 by Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound), a bill to phase out the franchise tax, will get a hearing in the Senate Finance … (read more…)
- In the House Appropriations subcommittee on education funding on Monday, Rep. Gary VanDeaver (R-New Boston) spotlighted the fact that funding for standardized testing is not slated for any reduction in the Texas Education Agency budget plan for 2018-2019, unlike … (read more…)