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Social Security Fairness Act Gains 60 Co-Sponsors 

The Social Security Fairness Act, which would repeal two federal provisions that cut public employees’ Social Security benefits, has reached a new milestone with 60 co-sponsors in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), the bill’s author, announced this week.  “Social Security is a bedrock of our middle class,” Brown said in his opening statement at a hearing on the...

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Statement on Gov. Abbott’s ‘School Choice’ Press Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Aug. 11, 2022  CONTACT: press@texasaft.org  Texas AFT President Zeph Capo commented today after Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference to discuss “school choice” at The King’s Academy, a private “Christ-centered” school in Dallas:   Source: Texas Parent PAC poll of likely Texas voters, May 2022 All I can...

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SBOE Holds Special Meeting to Review Social Studies TEKS

Texas AFT Policy Analyst Kelsey Kling testifies at Monday's SBOE meeting. On Monday, the State Board of Education held a special meeting to conduct a public hearing and discussion on the revised social studies TEKS.  Invited testifiers included Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht, who spoke about the need for...

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