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Texas Lawmakers Discuss Vouchers, Firearms, and COLA at Texas Trib Fest

(Left to right) State Representatives Chris Turner, Senfronia Thompson, Rafael Anchia, and Mary González answer audience questions on a panel moderated by Texas Tribune Reporter Zach Despart (Center). This past weekend, the Texas Tribune hosted their annual Texas Tribune Festival in Downtown Austin. The three day festival included 120+ panels...

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Nov. 4, 2022: Voting FAQs; TRS COLA would boost economy

More than 4 Million Texans Have Voted. Have You? Today is the final day to vote early for crucial elections in Texas. Not only are statewide offices, the Texas Legislature, and the State Board of Education on your ballot, but so are local and county offices, school boards, and important...

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Texas AFT responds to Lt. Gov. Patrick comments disparaging urban school districts

Headline from Dallas Morning News that reads "Lieutenant Governor Patrick Calls Dallas, Urban Schools 'Dropout Factories' During Voucher Push."

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 7, 2022 CONTACT:  Nicole Hill, 512-317-2232, nhill@texasaft.org Texas AFT responds to Lt. Gov. Patrick comments disparaging urban school districts Lieutenant governor blames school districts for problems his charter schemes created AUSTIN, Texas – In his comments last week pushing private school vouchers, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called urban school districts...

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ICYMI: Texas Monthly Exposes a Plot to Funnel Texas Taxpayer Dollars to Private Schools 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Oct. 20, 2022  CONTACT: Nicole Hill, 512-317-2232, nhill@texasaft.org  ICYMI: Texas Monthly Exposes a Plot to Funnel Texas Taxpayer Dollars to Private Schools  In the story about Wimberley ISD, reporter Forrest Wilder uncovers the shady dealings of charter school operators, right-wing consultants, and school voucher proponents. AUSTIN, Texas...

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Dallas Morning News Op-Ed Explores  School Voucher Failures Nationwide

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Oct. 5, 2022  CONTACT: Nicole Hill, 512-317-2232, nhill@texasaft.org  ICYMI: Dallas Morning News Op-Ed Explores School Voucher Failures Nationwide  Vouchers have produced some of the “largest negative impacts on student learning.”   So why do Texas politicians want them?   DALLAS — On Wednesday, the Dallas Morning News published a well-timed...

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Texas Parent Group Comes Out Against Greg Abbott

Texas Parent PAC, a bipartisan political action committee of parents who support high-quality public education, is urging Texans to vote against incumbent Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. This is the first time the organization has ever taken a stance on the governor’s race.  “Abbott is failing our kids and neighborhood public...

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