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Fact Check: Is everyone except Gov. Abbott to blame for public schools’ budget crises?

As the 2023-2024 academic year comes to a close, Texas public schools find themselves struggling with severe budget deficits that are jeopardizing their ability to deliver high-quality education to the state's 5.5 million public school students. In recent remarks quoted on Twitter/X, Gov. Greg Abbott sought to distance himself from this crisis as he faces an increasing amount of criticism...

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Rep. Escobar Cosponsors Bill to Fully Fund Special Education

Last week, Socorro AFT members met with U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-El Paso), and she agreed to sign on to and cosponsor the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Full Funding Act. IDEA, originally passed in 1975, was intended to provide children who have cognitive and physical disabilities with the...

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Register for Texas AFT’s Student Debt Relief Clinics This Summer

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Handling student debt can feel frustrating, time-consuming, and complex. Texas AFT is here to help you with student debt relief. Our union has organized four student debt relief clinics that are available to all members for free. These clinics are virtual over Zoom and have a duration of 90 minutes. ...

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Texas AFT Retirees seek nomination to TRS Board of Trustees

Texas AFT Retiree+ members Craig Adams and Phyllis Ruffin are seeking the nomination for two open positions on the Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ Board of Trustees. The TRS Board of Trustees is responsible for administering TRS and making decisions regarding TRS’ $200 billion investment fund. Though the TRS Board...

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