A-F Accountability Ratings: Charters vs. School Districts
Last week, the TEA released their A-F accountability ratings for each campus throughout the state and the comparison between ISDs and charters is shameful considering the state spends $3 billion per year on inefficient, unaccountable, and subpar charters:
- 25.1% of ISDs earned an “A” compared to 24.6% of charter operators
- 60.9% of ISDs earned a “B” compared to 30.7% of charter operators
- 11.2% of ISDs earned a “C” compared to 22.3% of charter operators
- 2.1% of ISDs earned a “D” compared to 12.3% of charter operators
And when comparing charter schools to community schools, there really is no comparison:
- 86.2% of community-based districts received an “A” or “B” rating
- Only 2.6% of community-based districts received a “D” or “F” rating
- Almost 1 of every 5 charters was deemed “low performing”
Even when the odds are stacked against us, and even when the goalpost keeps moving, public schools still win!
Let us know: How will YOU use your TRS 13th check to make ends meet?
If you have a TRS pension, in a few weeks you should be receiving a supplemental payment – or “13th check.” This 13th check will offer you up to $2,000 on top of your typical pension annuity.
We know that for most retired school professionals, this 13th check is an essential amount of money that will help you take care of crucial needs. Texas AFT is partnering with the Texas Pension Coalition to learn what you can finally take care of because of your 13th check.
This is why we’re asking you to complete this brief 13th check survey. (CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY.) This survey takes about 5 minutes to complete – and your answers will make a huge difference in how we can fight for retired school employees like you to receive better pensions.
Thanks so much for your help in the fight to protect and improve pensions!
Lastly, we wish everyone a happy back to school! Texas is lucky to have teachers and support personnel like you. We are proud to have fought beside you to get the raise you deserve.