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Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

The Texas State Teachers Association will unite, organize and empower public education advocates to shape public education in Texas thus providing a quality public school for every child.


Vision Statement

In order to shape public education in Texas, the Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) will:

  • Be receptive and responsive to the diverse needs of the membership, embracing differences;
  • Be results-oriented, achieving outcomes that have a clear impact on members;
  • Focus on systemic change, rather than on individual change; and
  • Generate sufficient resources to expand association programs and services to meet all organizational needs.

TSTA will maintain an internal culture that values:

  • Open, honest and respectful communication;
  • Organizational and individual change based on data, assessment and evaluation; and
  • Shared accountability, collaboration and teamwork among all stakeholders – members, leaders, management and staff.

Further, TSTA must

  • Focus its resources on organizing; and
  • Recruit and visibly organize within locals that show potential and commitment.