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Statement on commissioner of education’s guidelines for teacher evaluation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2014
 
CONTACT: Rob D'Amico (512-627-1343)
 
Commissioner of Education’s guidelines for teacher evaluation worsen the obsession with and misuse of standardized testing
 
Linda Bridges, president of the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers (Texas AFT), commented today on the Texas Education Agency’s guidelines for teacher evaluations submitted to the U.S. Department of Education:
 
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Statement on Abbott's Pre-K Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2014
 
CONTACT:
Rob D'Amico (512-627-1343)
 
Ensuring Full-Day Pre-K for Every Child Is a ‘Waste’? 
Greg Abbott Says So
 
Linda Bridges, president of the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers (Texas AFT), commented today on the latest attempt by Attorney General Greg Abbott to present himself as a friend of education:
 
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Release on Abbott and Right to Equal Pay for Equal Work

Enforcing the Right to Equal Pay for Equal Work:  
Which Side Are You On, Attorney General Abbott?

Linda Bridges, president of Texas AFT, the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers,  offered this comment today on Attorney General Greg Abbott’s non-answer when asked if as governor he would veto a Texas Equal Pay Act to enforce the right of Texas women to equal pay for equal work:

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Texas AFT Statement on Wendy Davis Education Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2014

CONTACT: Rob D'Amico
Cell: 512-627-1343          

Texas American Federation of Teachers President Linda Bridges released the following statement on proposals by gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis to improve teacher recruitment and retention for the benefit of Texas schoolchildren:

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Texas AFT Endorses Wendy Davis for Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2013

CONTACT: Rob D'Amico
Cell: 512-627-1343

Standing with Wendy Davis: A Champion for Public Education

The Texas American Federation of Teachers this week endorsed State Sen. Wendy Davis in her run for Texas governor.

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Statement on SJR1 Use of Rainy Day Fund, But Not for Education

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2013

CONTACT: Rob D'Amico
Cell: 512-627-1343

‘Human infrastructure’ should be first priority in state budget
Our kids—not just water and roads—should receive Rainy Day funding in SJR 1

Statement from Linda Bridges, president of the Texas American Federation of Teachers on Senate Joint Resolution 1:

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Bills at Texas Capitol cut school employee pensions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2013

CONTACT: Rob D'Amico
Cell: 512-627-1343

Educators riled by proposals to cut promised, already-earned benefits

School employees across Texas are riled up over proposed cuts in Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) pensions called for by bills that would raise the minimum age for retirement with full benefits to 62, while also reducing health-care benefits to retirees.

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