Texas State Teachers Association
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TSTA announces the passing of a dedicated leader

It is with great sadness that the we announce the passing of Richard Kouri, TSTA's executive director and a dedicated advocate for Texas public education.

Strong Public Schools
Strong Public Schools

It’s time to recognize teachers for what they are: the pipeline builders for Texas’ economy. Texas teachers stand by their communities, educating our students to thrive in the 21st century. Isn’t it time for Texas to stand by them?

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.

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

July 9, 2024

Judge blocks anti-discrimination rule in multiple states

A federal judge in Kansas has blocked a federal rule expanding anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ students from being enforced in four states and a patchwork of places elsewhere across the nation.

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88th Texas Legislature, Called Special Sessions and resources

TSTA applauds House members who stood up for public schools with anti-voucher vote TSTA applauds the House members, Democrats and Republicans, who stood up for their public schools by voting to strip a costly voucher provision from House Bill 1.
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Ysleta Teachers Association president Arlinda Valencia retires after 16 years

Arlinda Valencia, President of the Ysleta Teachers Association (YTA) for 16 years, is retiring, passing the leadership baton to Jeff Cynor, a former Parkland High School teacher.

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A triple whammy for public education in Texas

Like hundreds of school districts around the state, Manor ISD in Austin is struggling with its budget after Gov. Greg Abbott shut the door on additional state education funding last year in his misguided campaign for private school vouchers. Manor, now struggling to address a $6 million deficit, has lost more than $115 million in tax revenue over the past five years to charter schools moving into the district and poaching its students and tax dollars. Now, another charter applicant wants to move in, and TEA has said yes.

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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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