Topic: AFT

Texas Democrats Unite to Defend Public Education at 2024 State Convention 

This past weekend, Texas Democrats gathered in El Paso for their 2024 state convention, and the tone could not have been more different from the Texas GOP Convention held in San Antonio in late May.   As speaker after speaker took the stage, one issue resonated above all others: the urgent need to protect public education from Republican attacks. Democrats were...

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AI Technology in Education: Share Your Thoughts & Win a Gift Card! 

The headlines we've seen in recent months about artificial intelligence (AI) can be anxiety-inducing.  Texas AFT members have reported concerns about students using tools like ChatGPT to skirt assignments, while the Texas Education Agency has begun using computers to grade students' written answers on this year's STAAR. However, this emerging technology can also be exhilarating for those looking for new...

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Texas AFT Members Are Building a True Educator’s Bill of Rights 

By now, you probably already know the story, but it doesn’t hurt to remind ourselves: Last year, the state of Texas had a $33 billion budget surplus – not a dime of that went to increasing public education funding. Over a 140-day regular session and four 30-day special sessions, the governor and his allies in the Legislature held public education...

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