Category Archives: Surveys

Many Texas School Districts Have Applied for Race to the Top Grants—But Have They Consulted You?

In the second round of the federal Race to the Top grant competition for school districts (RTT-D2 for short), many Texas districts have applied. Below you will find a list of all the Texas districts that submitted applications by the … Continue reading

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Take the Texas AFT Survey on Safe Schools

Each legislative session, lawmakers introduce bills addressing school safety and student discipline. It is important for them to know which issues you think are the most important to address. • Are Texas schools becoming any safer? • Are discipline problems … Continue reading

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Follow-up Texas AFT surveys show more classroom damage on the way due to state budget cuts

The results are in. Many thanks go to the thousands who participated in our recent survey on the impact of state budget cuts, both for this school year and for what is anticipated for next year. (And thanks also go … Continue reading

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Last Call for Responses to Texas AFT Spring Survey on 2012-2013 Budget-Cut Impacts

Last fall more than 3,500 individuals responded to a Texas AFT survey on the impact of state budget cuts on their schools.  The survey received widespread media coverage and helped continue the dialogue about the harmful effects of $5.4 billion … Continue reading

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Sen. Lucio’s Town Hall in Harlingen Spotlights Need for Change at Capitol

The harmful impacts of the 2011 state legislative session on public education do not sit well with Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., and he is determined to hold the legislature to account for what it did and to try to fix … Continue reading

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Reminder: Take the Impact of State Budget Cuts Survey

More than 2,300 respondents already have weighed in on our survey to gauge the impact of state budget cuts to public education. The survey is your chance to help lawmakers understand the real impacts of their votes so that we … Continue reading

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New Survey to Weigh in on Impacts of State Budget Cuts

In November, more than 3,500 people responded to Texas AFT’s survey on the impact of state budget cuts to public education. The survey received widespread media coverage and highlighted the harmful effects of $5.4 billion in cuts to public education. … Continue reading

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National Studies Spotlight School Inequality, Teacher Dissatisfaction—Texas Teachers Can “Relate”

School Inequality New data from the U.S. Department of Education show that America’s schools are still separate and unequal, and our failure to address this problem will consign legions of minority children to a disadvantaged and economically limited life, AFT … Continue reading

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Texas AFT Survey of Superintendents Shows Students Not Sheltered from Impact of Budget Cuts

A recent Texas AFT survey of public school superintendents from 241 districts found that state budget cuts of $5.4 billion are having a significant impact on classroom instruction, teacher morale and help for struggling students. “Students are not being sheltered … Continue reading

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Survey Shows Destructive Budget Cuts Hitting Students and Teachers Hard

A recent Texas AFT web survey of more than 3,500 teachers, school employees and parents reveals the extent to which our schools are experiencing widespread layoffs, cuts to key programs and services, larger class sizes, and stressful conditions for teaching … Continue reading

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