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Mudslinger 07-12-2018 06:21 PM

Texas Teachers, got a ? please.
I am currently a SEBSS (Social, Emotional, Behavioral Support Specialist) in an elementary school here in Lubbock. I have been a member or TSTA for a while due to just having legal representation in case I get sued or whatever. I deal with kids with emotional disturbances or what is classified as an OHI, ADD, ADHD etc. We are trained and certified to do a child restraint if warranted, but in todays world, even doing a restraint or whatever legally happens in dealing with these students could end up with me in a law suit, hence the legal protection, however small is needed.

Problem is I do not agree with what the TSAT/NEA came out with today AGAINST the nominee for the Supreme Court. I do not agree with this and do not want to pay my dues when they are up to the TSTA/NEA. I may be shooting myself in the foot, but are there any other Teacher organizations that are out there besides the TSTA/NEA that do not get this political?
Any recommendations or am I way off base in my thoughts?


jaspermac 07-12-2018 06:23 PM

My wife dropped her membership 10 years ago...that's all I got

refugioco 07-12-2018 06:41 PM

AFT helped us out when we needed. I do not know their political views if they have any.

GarrettH 07-12-2018 06:48 PM

I was pushed into signing up my first year 12 years ago and then dropped it. There are other options for the same type of backing I just cant cite them off hand

doublearrow 07-12-2018 06:50 PM

My wife is not a teacher but is a director of Autism for a center here in Midland. She has some insurance for this type of thing, I will ask her what it is.

K-Train 07-12-2018 06:59 PM

I am a member of TCTA. (Texas classroom teachers association). I have no clue on their political dealings, but you may check into them. Most teachers in our district use them.

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gemini2759 07-12-2018 07:06 PM

Atpe. Not sure about political views.

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huntingfanatic 07-12-2018 07:58 PM

I used ATPE my whole career. Not sure on political views either

IowaHunter 07-12-2018 08:51 PM

Wife changed to ATPE last year from TSTA.

roysmoke 07-12-2018 08:52 PM

AFT is great to deal with. Not sure about their political standings.

Capuchin Monkey 07-12-2018 08:55 PM

My wife is with ATPE. She chose them because they are not affiliated with a national organization. Because they are just in Texas, they are more conservative than most teachers organizations.

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