Educators have every right to be offended – and they are – over a wealthy homeschooler/voucher advocate’s campaign to enourage school district employees to “blow the whistle” on colleagues who are enthusiastic about encouraging other educators to vote.
The “blow the whistle,” voter-suppression effort targeting educators is outrageous, but the message to educators is clear. Go to the polls when early voting starts on Feb. 20, take a few dozen of your friends and colleagues with you and Vote Education First!
The headlines below are the consequences of recent elections, and they are reality, folks, not “fake news.” If educators don’t vote for education and try to make a difference, who will?
Retired Texas teachers see insurance premiums soar
More than half of Texas public school students are in districts where teacher certification isn’t required
PolitiFact: Abbott’s vow to cut tests is unfulfilled
Unlawful 8.5% cap reflects challenge of Texas’ special education system
Republicans stuff education bill with conservative social agenda
Koch network laying campaign to fundmentally transform America’s education system
3 BISD campuses could close for poor test scores
Austin charter schools hit 25,000 as Texas gives them a boost
EPISD will work with group tied to charter schools to redesign Bowie, 7 other campuses
Special education caps were the Legislature’s idea, educators say
Houston ISD leaders say state’s special education plan falls short in helping districts
DISD moving forward with plan to close schools after this year
A charter school owns condos. Can students use the hot tub?
The state’s declining support for public education in Texas