• We marched to the Capitol

    Educators and friends of public education marched to the Capitol to rally for public education on Monday, March 11, 2019.

  • It's time to Read Across America

    March 1 is the official Read Across America Day. TSTA President Noel Candelaria and Vice President Ovidia Molina kicked off the event at Hidden Cove Elementary School in Southwest ISD in San Antonio.

  • I make more driving for Uber than teaching

    #TeamTSTA member Virginia Caldwell, an ESL teacher for middle schoolers in Hutto ISD, testified before the Senate Finance Committee that she earns a higher daily rate driving for Uber than she does as a teacher with eight years of experience and a master’s degree.

  • Keeping our eyes on the Capitol

    Follow the development of education-related bills in the 86th session of the Texas Legislature with our bill tracking tool.

  • Download or update your free TSTA app

    Visit iTunes or Google Play for better design and flow, access to publications, and the ability to add TSTA events to your calendar.

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March 22, 2019

New Bill targets Texas charter school admissions

State Rep. Gina Hinojosa (D-Austin) has authored a bill that would prohibit charter schools from denying admission to students based on their disciplinary history, arguing that being able to do so gives them an unfair advantage over public schools.


Help end the detention of children

At last count, more than 10,000 innocent immigrant children were being detained by the U.S. government. Teachers Against Child Detention held a Teach-In for Freedom on Sunday, Feb. 17, at San Jacinto Plaza in El Paso, and TSTA members and other concerned members of the community participated.

Grading Texas

Grading Texas

Considering how grossly underpaid Texas teachers are, it is absurd to even be talking about “merit” pay for a handful of them. Some merit advocates, perhaps, simply can’t see the forest for the trees. Others are deliberately promoting a viewpoint that public education should be operated like a business. But public education isn’t a business. It’s a public responsibility.

San Antonio Alliance demands transparency

The Alliance's President Shelley Potter demands transparency concerning the district's decision to turn over a neighborhood school to a corporate charter.

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