Topic: Teachers

Texas AFT and TSTA file lawsuit against education commissioner

Download the Lawsuit 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...

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Statement on Texas House committee hearings on teacher compensation and charter school expansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 8, 2018 CONTACT: Rob D’Amico, 512-627-1343 Louis Malfaro, Texas AFT president, commented today on the Texas House Public Education Committee’s hearings on teacher pay and charter schools: Teacher compensation Priority one—raising base pay Average teacher pay in Texas lags more than $6,000 below the national average and about 20 percent below pay in Texas for other...

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It’s Teacher Appreciation Day: Pledge to support teachers and public schools

Thanks to all our members who are teachers and school employees for all your hard work, perseverance and passion. AFT President Randi Weingarten also had a message for the nation at large on this special day: When it comes to appreciating educators, please heed an old expression: Walk the walk, don’t just talk the talk. Educators go into our profession...

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AFT supports Arizona teachers

The Arizona teachers’ walkout continues today, extending the protest into its fourth day. Yesterday, AFT President Randi Weingarten joined more than 10,000 teachers and supporters in the state capital and described their struggle on MSNBC, pointing out that while the governor has agreed to raise teacher salaries, he may deplete school improvement funding to do it. “We need funding for textbooks,...

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