Topic: Environment

The Education Governor

The first gubernatorial debate between Sen. Wendy Davis and Attorney General Greg Abbott confirmed that their differing views on public education will give voters a clear choice this November. Davis showed why she has earned Texas AFT’s backing as a candidate who has fought hard for restored education funding, universal access to pre-K, stopping the overuse and misuse of testing,...

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How Was It? AFT Wants to Know About Your Working Conditions

We devote this Hotline message to an important request from the American Federation of Teachers for your input on a short “Green Schools Survey”: “The new school year is in full swing. We’re hoping that you or your children returned to a school that is safe and welcoming and that provides a healthy environment with good air quality and temperature...

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Green Schools

Texas AFT was among the American Federation of Teachers affiliates from across the nation represented last week at the second annual Green Schools Conference in Denver. Attendees included Karrie Washenfelder, president of our Fort Bend Employee Federation affiliate in Fort Bend ISD, who has taken a leading role in promoting green-schools initiatives within Texas AFT. (Thanks are due to AFT...

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