Monthly Archives: June 2019

How many teachers plan to “waste” their pay raises?

Most Texas school districts are getting more state funding, teachers all over the state are getting pay raises and one school privatization group in Austin, which thinks it knows more about education than educators do, doesn’t like it. This, of … Continue reading

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Teachers didn’t get the biggest pay day from the Legislature

Yes, the Texas Legislature gave teachers a pay raise, which may be worth a few thousand dollars a year on the high end to some teachers and less to others, depending on decisions by their individual school districts. We hope … Continue reading

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The Legislature did little to curb STAAR

With the lion’s share of attention focused on school funding and property tax relief during the recent legislative session, one of the most-hated features of our public schools – the STAAR testing regime – was allowed to tighten its stress-inducing … Continue reading

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