Monthly Archives: August 2018

Dreaming of the governor’s six-figure teacher salary? Time to wake up.

  The political fantasy season continues. Now Gov. Greg Abbott is getting some nice headlines and TV exposure by claiming to be working on a way to give some teachers six-figure salaries. If you are a teacher who believes that, … Continue reading

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Does Dan Patrick care about educators or retirees? Not really

  A good rule to remember whenever Dan Patrick opens his mouth, especially about public education, is not to believe him. And if a few months before Election Day he issues a public letter in which he purports to care … Continue reading

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Pay every teacher more, and quit over-testing their students

  The House Public Education Committee had a hearing on teacher compensation yesterday and heard from TSTA and other teacher groups. Education Commissioner Mike Morath was there too, officially wringing his hands over low teacher pay and high teacher turnover. … Continue reading

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Another reason for educators to vote – sharks are circling their pensions

  Retired teachers who already are worried about their state pensions will be even more threatened during next year’s legislative session, unless they start doing something about it now. The same warning holds true for active school employees who , … Continue reading

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