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Pay, Performance, Politics, and Education
Perry offers incentive pay, but only to a tiny handful of teachers
"...issued an executive order establishing a $10 million incentive pay program for a few Texas teachers. One hundred schools..."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Texas Teachers Rally at Capitol for More Funding
Educators show qualified support for HB 3's "Texas Plan"
"...Senate move forward with their plans to bolster teacher pay and increase state funding for public schools, hundreds of..."

March 12, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

What's Different Between Teachers and Bus Drivers?
"...confuse me a bit. I'm talking about the teacher pay raise on the ballot and the possible strike by..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Postmarks

Beside the Point: Failing Our Teachers
Why won't we fund our schools?
"...taught math, but he gave it up because the pay was so lousy, and the hours so horrible. Now..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Column by Richard Whittaker

Teachers Need Money, Too
Austin Independent School District Superintendent Pat Forgione unveiled highlights from the preliminary 2002-2003 district budget Aug. 5, sparking angry dissent from the local teacher's union.
"...dealt a "tough deck," Forgione said, including having to pay back nearly $144 million to the state under Chapter..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Pay Statistics on Teachers Way Off
"...National Compensation Survey was interesting indeed [“Does It Really Pay to Work in Austin?” News, Oct. 12]. I'd like..."

Oct. 15, 2007 Postmarks

What About Retired Rural Teachers?
"...Jan. 6]. With all due respect when mentioning education, teachers, etc., no one mentions the elderly retired rural teachers...."

Jan. 9, 2012 Postmarks

Music, Art, P.E. Teachers Want Their Money Back
Austin ISD's 'special areas' experiment is dubbed a failure
"...funds. Most vocal so far are the "special areas" teachers at AISD elementary schools – the music, P.E., and..."

May 21, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Texas <3 Teachers (Allegedly)
File under "chutzpah"
"...Truitt, R-Dallas, the resolution declares this week Texas Retired Teachers Week...."

March 23, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

School's Out, but AISD Pay Raise Talk Goes On
Debate over salary increase details carries on at AISD
"...continues over how much staff will see in their pay packet when the next school year starts...."

July 10, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Robbing Pedro to Pay … Highland Park?
The funds in the latest public ed bill appear much less than meets the eye
"...contains a strong shape-up-or-ship-out message to school administrators and teachers, with calls for greater accountability on standardized testing scores..."

Feb. 25, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Replace Teachers With Bureaucrats
"...a few of the "low-performing" schools, take all the teachers out of the classrooms, and fill their positions with..."

Feb. 28, 2011 Postmarks

AISD: Balancing Teachers and Tech
AISD must ensure that new technology helps more than it hurts
"...Figuring out how to pay for a tech-savvy school system isn't a new conundrum...."

Nov. 26, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Perry vs. Texas Teachers
Is the governor standing between educators and federal stimulus money?
"...billion to the states to allow them to keep paying their workers. On July 2, Austin's U.S. Rep. Lloyd..."

Aug. 13, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Does It Really Pay to Work in Austin?
Workers earn less in Austin than other major cities
"...the blizzard of statistics on Sept. 26. While incentive pay, hazard pay, and cost-of-living adjustments were factored in, the..."

Oct. 12, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

This Holiday Season, Give Political Gifts That Resist
Anti-MAGA merch, feminist nudie mags, Chron swag, and more
" January? Neither are we! So our public school teachers can look forward to lacking resources for another two..."

Dec. 7, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

The Dropout Problem
Not students, but teachers – AISD struggles to retain qualified educators
"...the new crop of AISD middle and high school teachers will need this year...."

Aug. 12, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Dropping Out
Teachers Trade Low Pay for High Tech
"...thing: Many of those ready-to-work workers are public school teachers - the ones whom the state desperately needs to..."

June 5, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

We're 49th! ... Or Just Seventh of 10
Union and Austin ISD argue over teacher pay – and what to do about it
"...the Top 50 districts in Texas for basic teacher pay...."

April 9, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Capitol Chronicle
The Texas state budgeting process is called conservative, but might be better described as "penny wise, pound foolish."
"...for a new engine, and mutters sagely: "You can pay me now, or pay me later." It's a simple..."

Jan. 26, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Texas House Advances Ambitious School Finance Bill
Teachers’ union celebrates shedding of merit pay provision
"...major change: the elimination of funding for a merit pay program. At the bill's first hearing on March 12,..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Naked City
Education Austin, the union of AISD teachers, offers a budget counterproposal that includes increasing teacher pay, hiring full-time substitute teachers, and rewarding certified teachers.
"...magnet school controversies and moldy school buildings -- the teachers' union has called on AISD Superintendent Pat Forgione to..."

March 2, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
A raw deal on health insurance stays sweet for Aetna
"...Monday on patching up the holes in the leaking teachers' health insurance boat, despite a request from Gov. Rick..."

Aug. 27, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Making Ends Meet
The new AISD budget hurts, but less than in past years
"...have been scenes of high drama and angst, where teachers, trustees, and administrators have clashed over salaries, program cuts,..."

Aug. 6, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Extra Credit
Grading the Governor
"...don't think he'll be remembered for that at all." Teachers' groups are thankful that the conservative governor hasn't fought..."

May 28, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

In the Name of Ann Richards
AISD's School for Young Women Leaders is a district showcase – does its glittering reputation hide a darker side for teachers and students?
"...rank incompetence, but because she stood up for herself. "Teachers are upset and scared," she said. "People get bullied..."

Aug. 30, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Slow Dying of Johnston High
State accountability standards may close a school on the edge of survival
"...He points to some promising benchmarks: 80% of the teachers returned, the principal is back for a third year,..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Point Austin: Five-Card Draw
It's still early, but the governor's race bears a closer look
"...of weeks ago, the candidates wooed the Texas Classroom Teachers Association, meeting in Austin. Perry understandably proclaimed the school-finance..."

July 14, 2006 News Column by Michael King

The Texas School Solution: More Guns, Less Money
Post-Sandy Hook bill would put teachers in firing line
"...only wants more guns on campus, but they want teachers to pay for them. Now that's some conservative values..."

Dec. 26, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Little Red Truck
A chronicle of the work of the Missoula Children’s Theatre, which travels the country to introduce children to the joys of musical theatre.
"...and Ritalin pills to consume? But to the drama teachers at the Missoula Children’s Theatre, introducing children to the..."

Sept. 5, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

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