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Charter bill backed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick moves forwardPublish Date: April 16, 2021 3:20 pm
Charter fact of the week: Charter schools enroll 6% of Texas students but receive 16% of state funding. Learn more facts on why charters are a threat to true public...Read More
April 12, 2021: TRS bills address pension COLAs; STAAR = CRASH; Full legislative updatePublish Date: April 12, 2021 8:30 am
While state leadership fiddles, billions intended for schools face uncertain future Add your voice to #StopTheSwap Texas AFT President Zeph Capo spoke on Facebook Live this past Tuesday to lay...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.