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Glenda Macal takes helm as new local president

I am humbled, honored and excited to introduce myself to you as your new President of Fort Bend AFT. Our leader of 17 years, Karrie Washenfelder, has decided to retire and under the Constitution of the Fort Bend American Federation of Teachers, Article 5, Section 3, as Vice President I have the honor and privilege to take on the task of leading this organization and continuing...

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Teachers union leader calls for immediate action on gun legislation, stresses the importance of our educators’ roles in promoting healing with the new school year

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: August 7, 2019 CONTACT: Rob D'Amico, 512-627-1343 The president of the Houston Federation of Teachers and its state affiliate Texas AFT is calling for more restrictions on guns, particularly access to assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, after the shootings in El Paso and Dayton sent an ominous message that the epidemic of gun violence continues and puts our...

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Texas AFT Comments on TEA Rules for A-F Ratings

Texas AFT Comments on Proposed Amendments to §97.1051 and Proposed New §97.1060 Texas AFT strongly opposes the proposed amendments because these changes would have the effect of putting struggling districts and their elected boards on the fast-track to state takeover without allowing sufficient time to see if the turnaround improvement plan (TIP) works before the Commissioner may intervene. The statute...

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Statement on Senate school finance bill release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2019 CONTACT: Rob D’Amico, 512-627-1343 Texas American Federation of Teachers President Louis Malfaro commented today on the state Senate's plan for school finance, which was heard in a committee meeting this morning: The Senate's plan fails to recognize that pay for test scores is a misuse of the STAAR test, and its not essential to...

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Unethical letter to teachers asking them to promote pay for test scores

If you receive the letter below as a link from your district, don't sign it! Instead please: If you are in San Antonio ISD, you can send an online letter to the School Board asking them to stop their unethical efforts. If you are in any other district, send your online correspondence from here, going to state lawmakers to let...

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