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Political Affairs

Report from the Capitol

TSTA works hard to monitor the activity of the Legislature and the committees that deliberate the legislation that is critical to public school students and educators.


Lobbying resources

TSTA has prepared several one pagers that outline our legislative priorities on a range of educational issues. Feel free to use them when you are contacting your legislator or speaking with family or colleagues about the issues affecting you and your students.

TSTA's legislative priorities
School funding
Teacher pay
Teachers deserve a livable and dignified retirement
Charter schools versus public schools
Vouchers
Merit pay


Top education issues

Here is a summary of major educational issues before the Legislature and TSTA's stand on them.
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6 steps to boost your advocacy for students

and public schools

It’s time to take stock of what’s important to us, what is worth speaking out about and protecting. Whether it’s health care, nutrition and safe communities or ensuring every student has a caring, qualified teacher and education support professionals, a well-rounded curriculum and inviting classes small enough for one-on-one attention, we are deeply committed to the success of every student. Here are six ways to stand up for students and public schools.


TRS Pension, Health Care Briefing Materials

TRS Pension, Health Care briefing materials provide updates, detailed information regarding the status of the TRS defined benefit pension fund and the TRS Care and ActiveCare health care plans.

TRS Pension Trust Fund

TRS Legislative Summary

TRS Health Benefits Study


Find out who represents you

Type in your address to find out who represents you in the Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and State Board of Education. 

Contribute to TSTA-PAC

Because TSTA dues money cannot be used to elect public officials, we must count on our members making contributions to our political action committee. Together, we can change the future, and it's easy to contribute! Become a continuing contributor or make a one-time contribution.

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Why Join TSTA

TSTA is a movement to change the way public schools and public school employees are treated.

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Teacher Survival Tips

Survival Tips

Your fellow members have shared hundreds of ideas for the classroom. Search through the archives or submit your own tips.

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