TSTA issues endorsements in March 3 primary races

These endorsements in legislative, congressional and State Board of Education races include both Democrats and Republicans, and they are based on one issue — the candidates’ views on public education. The election of pro-public education candidates is essential if educators are going to have the political support and resources necessary for student success.

The only way to elect pro-education candidates is through a large turnout of educators who vote education first. Here is a complete list of our endorsements.

The Texas primaries are March 3, but the first important date to remember in this year’s elections calendar is Feb. 3. It is the last day that Texans can register to vote in the primaries. Here is how to register.

Feb. 3 also is the date of the Iowa presidential nominating caucuses. NEA hasn’t made an endorsement in the presidential race yet, but it is making it easy for educators to learn the candidates’ views on public education. One way is to watch NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia’s interviews with the candidates. NEA also has created the Strong Public Schools Candidate Comparison tool so you also can see where each of the presidential candidates stands on core public education issues.