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Old 07-12-2018, 05:21 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 07-12-2018, 05:23 PM   #2
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My wife dropped her membership 10 years ago...that's all I got
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:41 PM   #3
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AFT helped us out when we needed. I do not know their political views if they have any.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:48 PM   #4
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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
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:50 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:59 PM   #6
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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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Old 07-12-2018, 06:06 PM   #7
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Atpe. Not sure about political views.

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Old 07-12-2018, 06:58 PM   #8
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I used ATPE my whole career. Not sure on political views either
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:51 PM   #9
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Wife changed to ATPE last year from TSTA.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:52 PM   #10
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AFT is great to deal with. Not sure about their political standings.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:55 PM   #11
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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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