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Candidate Survey from Texas Teachers Union

TCTA – 2014 Candidate Survey
As a member of the Texas Legislature, would you:
Support increasing per-student funding in Texas public schools?
Oppose efforts made in the name of “flexibility” or “local control” that result in decreased rights/benefits for teachers and students?
Support required use of current provisions in law to support and rehabilitate low-performing schools rather than further deregulation or privatization?
Support continued efforts to reduce high-stakes testing?
Oppose federal efforts and similar state proposals tying teacher appraisals, jobs or salaries to student standardized test scores?
Oppose further expansion of charter schools in Texas, unless they are subject to adequate oversight and the same accountability measures as traditional public schools?
Oppose implementation of a private school voucher or tax credit program in Texas?
Support providing teachers additional tools to manage their classrooms and deal with disruptive or dangerous students?
Oppose restructuring the Teacher Retirement System plan to a defined contribution plan (similar to a 401k)?
Support additional funding for school employee health insurance premiums?
Support additional funding to maintain the solvency of TRS-Care (retiree health insurance)?

February 26, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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