Texas AFT and TSTA file lawsuit against education commissioner

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 29, 2018

CONTACTS:
Rob D’Amico (Texas AFT), 512-627-1343, Ext. 1313
Clay Robison (TSTA), 512-476-5355

News Conference: Thursday, 10 a.m.

Teacher unions sue state education commissioner over faulty rules for partnerships between school districts and charter schools

Education Commissioner Mike Morath fails to follow law—and his own rules—meant to protect the rights of teachers and the community

What: Discussion of issues involved in a lawsuit filed today by Texas AFT and the Texas State Teachers Association against Education Commissioner Mike Morath and related to SB 1882—a bill incentivizing partnerships between school districts and charter schools or nonprofits. Although the Legislature clearly intended to protect the rights of teachers and the community in the process, the rules established by Morath and the Texas Education Agency do not provide those protections.

When:    Thursday, August 30, 2018, 10 a.m.       

Where:   Texas House Speaker’s Committee Room
Texas State Capitol, Room 2W.6
Austin, TX

Who:  Texas AFT President Louis Malfaro, Texas State Teachers Association President Noel Candelaria

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.

The Texas State Teachers Association represents teachers and education support professionals in Texas and is affiliated with
the National Education Association.

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