Dear Region 4 Members,
When I was in college taking my teacher preparation classes, we always joked we wouldn’t make much money but we were entering an honorable profession where we’d always have a job and, hey, it was safer than anything else. The statement on salary is still true, of course, and the honor of this profession is still unmatched, but sadly, the last two parts are no longer the case. Districts across the state—notably HISD—are making drastic cuts as the state’s school funding models remain stuck in the past and, as seen by the events in Parkland and all across the country, schools remain a target.
In this tense and nerve-wracking time, it’s more vital than ever to have a group to serve as your voice and advocate. You might disagree with their methods (as an organization, ATPE is adamantly opposed to strikes), but look at the teachers in West Virginia! They have come together to make their lives better. It provides me no small measure of comfort to know that I’m a member of the largest organization of school professionals in Texas and that we’re all fighting to make our amazing line of work better, too. I’m surrounded by individuals that want what’s best for Texas educators and, most importantly, Texas students.
My alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, has the slogan “What starts here changes the world.” With some slight modifications, I think that can apply to ATPE, too: “What starts here changes Texas education.” Keep fighting the good fight for your students, your colleagues, and your profession. Lawmakers in Austin and throughout the state will hear our voices and will recognize what we all already know—that Texas teachers are the best in the business, and we will not be messed with.
Region 4 President
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