ATPE in the news

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Special session will be more bad news for teachers and public schools

ATPE supports increased pay, but without appropriations for school districts that will be forced to accommodate this, it’s hard to see the governor’s proposal as anything other than an unfunded mandate intended to soften the blow of other unnecessary anti-teacher and anti-public education legislation on the special session call.
(Texas Tribune © 6/21/2017 12:00:00 AM)

Joe Straus Likens Gov. Abbott’s Special Session Menu to Horse Poo

Abbott also seeks to green light a bill, which passed the Senate but died in the House during the 85th Legislature, that would prevent government agencies from deducting union dues from public employees' paychecks, something that organizations like the Association of Texas Professional Educators call shamefully "anti-teacher."
(San Antonio Current © 6/6/2017 12:00:00 AM)