ATPE has Boots on the Ground at the Capitol.
The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) is working with lawmakers at the Texas Legislature to help decide the future of public education. ATPE lobbyists are constantly informing the debate with rational arguments and hard facts to help legislators make choices that can benefit our students, educators, schools and communities.Check out the latest legislative news from our team of experts at the State Capitol and beyond.
ATPE was Founded by Texas Educators
ATPE was founded by educators and is now the largest independent educator organization in Texas and the US. Membership dues stay right here in Texas where more than 4,500 volunteers work statewide to ensure that members have the insurance and legal benefits they deserve, an influential voice in the legislature, and continuing education and discount programs that save members time and money.
ATPE Offers Broad Protection: Insurance & Legal Benefits
Just one false accusation could threaten an educators' career. Just one hour of an attorney's time would cost more than the annual membership dues in ATPE. Why take the risk when ATPE can provide the protection you need?
ATPE is Non-union
ATPE is not a union. It is an association of education professionals who are committed to a quality public education for all Texas schoolchildren. Membership dues stay right here in Texas where members live and work. We never send your dues out of state to support a national union.
ATPE is Inclusive
ATPE members are committed to collaboration and inclusiveness. We bring together teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, and education students. We are nonpartisan, and we focus solely on achieving solutions that serve the good of the educators and children in our public schools.
Read the latest association news and find information on tools and trends in Texas public education.
ATPE is your ally and your voice. Join today to take advantage of our protection, advocacy and resources.
Start planning your trip to the 2015 ATPE Summit to be held July 7–10 at the Austin Convention Center.
ATPE members should use the Member Legal Services Intake System.
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