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.
(1) four 4-year, $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members; and
(2) 10 one-time $1,000 grants to AFT members to assist with their continuing … (read more…)
Larry Taylor, chair (Republican of Friendswood)
Eddie Lucio, Jr., vice chair (Democrat of Brownsville)
Paul Bettencourt (Republican of Houston)
Donna Campbell (Republican of … (read more…)
Hence Rep. Aycock caused a bit of commotion … (read more…)
Lt. Gov. Patrick made an ardent appeal for private-school vouchers (“school choice,” in his lexicon) as … (read more…)
As the U.S. Senate committee with jurisdiction over education policy begins hearings this week on how to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (currently … (read more…)
Cowardice asks the question, is it safe?
Expediency asks the question, is it politic?
Vanity asks the question, is it popular? … (read more…)