Topic: Features

Studies confirm Texas lagging badly in education funding

Yet again, Texas has been ranked among the worst in the nation when it comes to investing in our children.  A new study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that "public investment in K-12 schools--crucial for communities to thrive and the U.S. economy to offer broad opportunity--has declined dramatically in a number of states over the last decade." The CBPP found...

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AFT launches “Essentials for Kids” to provide free supplies to schools: Educators and kids affected by Hurricane Harvey will be initial focus

See below for information on how to apply. The American Federation of Teachers, First Book, and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation Wednesday launched a targeted effort to deliver brand-new books and basic-needs items, in coordination with first responders, educators and volunteers, to areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey. The partners simultaneously announced the Essentials for Kids Fund, a national initiative...

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Time to be union proud on Labor Day and in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

Labor Day weekend offers us a chance to reflect on the struggles still ahead for economic equality and justice. Income inequality, lack of access to basics like affordable health care, and an aggressive attempt by the rich and powerful to undermine opportunity by stifling investments in K-12 and higher education are conspiring to make it more difficult for people to...

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Hurricane Harvey (Information and Resources)

When natural disasters strike, they significantly affect our school communities, which often struggle with issues over transportation, damaged facilities, and impacted school employees and students. Here are links to resources and information.

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