Texas State Teachers Association
Affiliated with the National Education Association

Vote for public education
Public ed is on the ballot in the runoffs

Early voting starts Monday, May 16, for party primary runoffs in races that were not decided in the March primary election. These important races include lieutenant governor, attorney general and other statewide offices as well as some legislative and congressional seats. So please go the polls and Vote Education First! Take your photo ID, family members, colleagues and friends with you. Early voting will end May 20, and Election Day is May 24.

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.

Honesty in Education
Honesty in Education

We want our kids to have an education that imparts honesty about who we are, integrity in how we treat others and courage to do what’s right to build a better nation. Our goal is to ensure our public schools have empowered educators and a curriculum that helps students understand the past and prepare for the future.

AAPI
Celebrate the heritage of our diverse peoples!

May is a time to celebrate the rich culture of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. This month and every month, let us recognize the important role they play in the American Story.

Mental Health month
Protecting our school communities

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The COVID-19 pandemic did not create the mental health crisis in schools, colleges, and universities, but it has exacerbated the problem for both students and educators.

Racial and social justice
Black Lives Matter at School

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.

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Education News

May 13, 2022

Inflation takes significant chunks out of educator wage gains

For more than 60 years, the National Education Association has produced a statistical report that compiles public education financial data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Take Action

Vote Education First in every election, even the runoffs!

Now is the time to get educated about the candidates and changes to the voting process.
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Locals

Lake Travis ISD approves 4-7 percent compensation increase for all staff

The Lake Travis ISD board of trustees approved a 4 percent midpoint raise for administrative staff and a 7 percent midpoint raise for all other staff at a recent board meeting.

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GRADING TEXAS

The child abuse from Austin continues

Now, Abbott is attacking undocumented migrant children by threatening to cut off their life-changing public educations, the difference for many kids between a lifetime of poverty and real opportunity. This is shameful and is also a form of child abuse.

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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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