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.
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…)
–20 Republicans and 11 Democrats in the Texas Senate; and
–98 Republicans and 52 Democrats in the Texas … (read more…)
Soon we’ll see whether voters have figured out the stark choice on education issues that faces them in this election. On one side, … (read more…)
Texas AFT can only … (read more…)
The cover for an issue due to hit newsstands on November 3 reads, in part, “Rotten Apples: It’s Nearly Impossible to Fire a Bad Teacher,” and shows a gavel about to smash an apple. The irony is that the cover doesn’t even … (read more…)
Take the issue of standardized testing and its many misuses. Here’s how the gubernatorial debate went on that topic of central … (read more…)
October 19-25 is Safe Schools Week—an initiative of the Texas Education Agency and the Texas School Safety Center to “to develop robust emergency operations plans for a wide range of possible emergencies, whether … (read more…)