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.
Former AFT President Albert Shanker originally conceived of charter schools as places for enhancing teacher innovation and educating students from diverse backgrounds. But many charter … (read more…)
I used to buy all sorts of supplies for my seventh- and eighth-graders—from basics like pencils and notepads to materials … (read more…)
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On average it … (read more…)
Leading scholars from across the nation reported that research on voucher schemes shows they offer no academic advantage over the … (read more…)
The decision, made by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, House Speaker Joe Straus, four … (read more…)
The marquee event of the day in Texas was a … (read more…)
Joe Smith of Texas ISD.com reports that more … (read more…)
President’s executive action on immigration is a needed first step for schools required by law to educate children of parents without legal status
The … (read more…)
Publishers have corrected some language in draft textbooks that would have downplayed slavery as a cause of the Civil War. Also modified in … (read more…)
Of special concern is the proposed abolition of the certification board and handover of its … (read more…)
HB 45 by Rep. Armando Martinez, Democrat of Weslaco, would require a Teacher Retirement System … (read more…)