Statement on Texas House Democratic Caucus proposals for school finance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 21, 2019

CONTACT:
Rob D’Amico, 512-627-1343

Texas American Federation of Teachers President Louis Malfaro commented today on the Texas House Democratic Caucus proposals for school finance:

The proposals presented today help put the conversation at the Capitol where it needs to be, on making a significant investment in our students and all the school employees who work tirelessly each day to educate our kids. The other key difference in this plan is that it specifically excludes the misuse of student standardized test scores to determine teacher pay, and instead recognizes that the base pay for all school employees needs to be increased.

We’re glad to hear that their agenda also addresses the soaring prices paid by school employees for health care, since those costs have eaten away at the minimal salary increases at the local level.

Texas American Federation of Teachers represents teachers, paraprofessionals, support personnel, and higher-education employees across the state. Texas AFT is affiliated with the 1.6-million-member American Federation of Teachers and AFL-CIO.
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