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Local Leader Spotlight: Ross Moore, President of El Paso AFTPublish Date: May 7, 2021 4:19 pm
Ross Moore, left, pictured with AFT President Randi Weingarten, Socorro AFT President Veronica Hernandez, and Texas AFT President Zeph Capo at an event in El Paso. El Paso AFT focuses...Read More
May 3, 2021: State releases federal aid–finally; Charter founder with TX ties charged with theft; Bills propose to nix investigations of charters; the complete #txlege wrap-upPublish Date: May 6, 2021 11:34 am
Texas AFT thanks teachers for their hard work and dedication, especially during this challenging school year. Here’s a popular list of freebies and discounts to celebrate teachers this week. State...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.
In any year, our union thinks it’s past time to stop the state’s over-reliance on standardized testing. But in a pandemic, administering the STAAR test is an especially unnecessary burden.
With each legislative session, our union develops an agenda of issues important to our 66,000 members across Texas — from funding our public schools to protecting our rights as workers.
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.