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HIGHER EDUCATION Texas AFT is proud to represent faculty and higher education professionals in community colleges and universities. AAUP Salary Report The AAUP’s "Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession 2021-22” headlines falling wages for full-time faculty. Student Debt Five ways the AFT fights student debt, plus: a survey...

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Texas AFT local wage campaigns push for higher school employee salaries

A man in a red shirt with a crowd behind him holds a sign saying "2% Pay, Not Okay."

The San Antonio Alliance held a “Community Town Hall, BBQ, and Art Build” to prepare for a May 16 rally calling for higher pay, smaller class sizes, and a focus on health and safety. Our recent report—“The Lost Decade: Texas schools are underfunded & facing devastating staffing shortages”—showed how school...

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Senate Education Committee gets new chair

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Sen. Brandon Creighton Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has appointed Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) to chair the Education Committee during the interim and will keep him as chair of the Higher Education Committee. However, Patrick intends to make the Higher Education Committee a subcommittee of the Education Committee in the next...

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Gov. Abbott releases additional federal funding for education

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Governor Greg Abbott recently announced the release of an additional $123.3 million in education funding appropriated to Texas by Congress as part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. With this latest release of federal funds, the state has directed over $362 million to higher education and $67.5 million...

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SBEC hears info on learning loss and the need for higher teacher pay

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Board also approves new rules on teacher sanctions This past Friday, the State Board for Educator Certification met for its quarterly board meeting to receive comments from TEA Commissioner Mike Morath, discuss the proposed implementation of a new teacher certification assessment, implement new rules on teacher sanctions, and consider the...

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Statewide ‘Day of Action’ will advocate state investment in public education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:March 11, 2020 CONTACT:Rob D’Amico, 512-627-1343, rdamico@texasaft.org Teacher unions will highlight the needs of our schools in the pandemic with car caravans and other events What:  We’ve seen the power of our teachers’ collective voice as Texas finally prioritized school employees for vaccinations. Now we need to turn...

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