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Texas AFT defends educators’ due process rights in proposed SBEC rulePublish Date: July 26, 2021 9:58 am
Watch the Texas AFT SBEC testimony. On Friday, Texas AFT Legislative Counsel, Patty Quinzi, testified against a new State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) rule, which would remove due process...Read More
July 12, 2021: 13th check moves forward; More foolishness on “critical race theory”; Voter suppression, and the full scoop on the special sessionPublish Date: July 12, 2021 10:05 am
Special session kicks off: Bills providing 13th check for TRS retirees are moving forward And more on ‘critical race theory’ Texas AFT retirees at the Capitol testifying in favor of...Read More
One of our union’s top priorities is fighting efforts to further privatize our public education system — whether through new voucher schemes or expensive, unaccountable charter schools.
Our state’s over-reliance on standardized testing — including in a school year disrupted by a global pandemic — serves no one well. Judging students, teachers, and communities by a child’s performance on STAAR should not be the strategy for improving public education.
Texas AFT’s Bridges Institute for Professional Development provides diverse, high-quality programming and resources to support educator development in and out of the classroom.
Texas AFT works to better the profession of educators by promoting effective public education policy to improve the pay and working conditions of teachers, nurses, counselors, and other professionals.
Our union also represents higher education employees at community colleges and universities. We are actively organizing higher ed local unions around the state.
Support personnel — from bus drivers to cafeteria workers to custodians — keep our schools running. Texas AFT aims to represent their varied interests on the local and state levels.