Texas State Teachers Association
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Voucher rally
Boot vOUCHers in 2023!

Join us for a rally on the south steps of the Texas Capitol on October 7 to raise our voices against vouchers and the privatization of our public schools. Our students deserve better!

Vote Education First
Vote Education First!

Vote FOR Prop 9 in this November’s election. It will provide a cost-of-living adjustment to educators in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

Banned book week
All students deserve the freedom to read

Attacks on books are attacks on voices. And on our children and their parents’ ability to make choices for their own families. Join us to protect the right of all students, no matter where they live, to access information and materials, including age-appropriate books.

Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, we celebrate Latino Americans and the accomplishments of those who identify as having a Hispanic heritage. Hispanics have played major roles in creating, strengthening and protecting Texas and the United States.

National Higher Education Month
Celebrate Higher Education

This Higher Education Month, we want to lift up the faculty, staff, and graduate workers on college and university campuses. Text SHARE to 48744 to tell us about someone in higher education who has made a profound impact on your life.

LGBTQ+ history month

We’re proud to offer educators LGBTQ+ information, tools, and resources they need to support transgender and non-binary students, to be more inclusive of LGBTQ+ history in their classrooms, and to stop LGBTQ+ bias and intolerance in our public schools.

Racial and Social Justice

The Texas State Teachers Association believes that the path to racial and social justice lies with education. We have compiled resources you can use that amplify and celebrate racial and social equity in our schools, meaningful allyship and restorative justice.

Guns do not create safe spaces
Guns do not create safe spaces

We are dedicated to advocating for the change that ensures our schools become safe and welcoming places where every student can thrive.

WEP_GPO must go
WEP-GPO must go!

Many educators have their Social Security benefits reduced—or lose them entirely—due to the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO). Help us ensure that educators get the Social Security benefits they’ve earned. Ask Congress to fully repeal both the GPO and WEP.

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Education News

October 2, 2023

Abbott announces new special session, likely focused on vouchers

Governor Greg Abbott has notified the Texas Legislature that a third special session will begin on October 9.

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Take Action

 88th Texas Legislature, Called Special Sessions and resources

TSTA is following the special sessions closely.
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Locals

AISD holds Q&A over strongly opposed TEA special education proposal

Austin ISD Board of Trustees held a virtual Q&A session to hear concerns from the community about a controversial order from the Texas Education Agency that would appoint a team of monitors over its special education department.

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GRADING TEXAS

Whatever you call it, a voucher is a voucher

The Texas Public Policy Foundation, a big driver of Gov. Greg Abbott’s voucher mania, is now claiming that an educational savings account (or ESA), the form of voucher that Abbott and the Senate tried to ram through the regular legislative session last spring, is not a voucher. It is a voucher.

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NEA MEMBER BENEFITS

Discover all the ways we can help you!

Discover all the ways we can help you! NEA Member Benefits program offers credit cards, income protection, auto buying, travel, everyday discounts, and more.

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