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Unpacking the Legislature: Higher Education

While public institutions of higher education in Texas have weathered attacks from the state Legislature before, never have those attacks been so directly targeted by lawmakers as in this session.

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Higher Education Issues

Tenure & Academic Freedom As our union affiliate the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) notes, tenure is important to safeguard academic freedom, which is necessary for all who teach and conduct research in higher education.   When faculty members know they could possibly lose their positions because of their speech,...

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Higher Education

HIGHER EDUCATION Texas AFT is proud to represent faculty and higher education professionals in community colleges and universities. https://youtu.be/ZYP41rNteGs Historic Affiliation : AAUP and AFT Join Forces Delegates to the biennial meeting of the American Association of University Professors voted in 2022 to affiliate with the American Federation of Teachers,...

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Aug. 25, 2023: The Rise of Educational Intimidation

Friday, August 25, 2023 Get your yard sign at store.texasaft.org. Use code BTS2023 at checkout for 25% off. All purchases serve as donations to our union’s political fund. The Rise of Educational Intimidation House Bill 900, the Legislature’s book-banning bill passed this year, was in court last week. A U.S....

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Statement on Property Tax Relief, Education Funding

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2023 CONTACT:  press@texasaft.org Texas AFT President Zeph Capo commented today on Rep. John Bryant and House Democrats’ alternate property tax relief plan that would boost public school funding and educator pay:   “The 88th Legislature, in many ways, has made clear to Texas educators who their...

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Bills to Watch: Vouchers up in House Public Education Committee on Tuesday

The Texas Legislature has another busy week ahead. Several bills will be considered in committee and debated on the floor. House Public Education Committee: Two Hearings in One Week For the first time this session, the House Public Education Committee will convene twice in one week. Both days will include...

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