Association of Texas Professional Educators

At Teach the Vote, a project of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, Texas voters can research the education stances of candidates for the State Board of Education and the Texas Legislature. You won't find endorsements, but you will find solid information from Texas' preeminent educators' association. Use this information to select the candidates you believe will make public education their top priority.

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Latest News
Latest News

Read the Teach the Vote advocacy blog for the latest Texas public education news, as well as in-depth analysis from ATPE lobbyists.

Advocacy Central
Advocacy Central

Make your voice heard by sending lawmakers messages through Advocacy Central, ATPE's member-only grassroots advocacy platform.

Legislative Program
Legislative Program

Read our official positions on education issues as written by ATPE members and adopted annually by our House of Delegates.

Our Mission

Public schools touch every Texan's life. Our children attend these schools. Our tax dollars fund them. And our future depends on their success.

It's time for every Texan to understand what educators have long known: Our choices at the polls become realities in the classroom. It's time for educators to Teach the Vote.

Our Mission

Public schools touch every Texan's life. Our children attend these schools. Our tax dollars fund them. And our future depends on their success.

It's time for every Texan to understand what educators have long known: Our choices at the polls become realities in the classroom. It's time for educators to Teach the Vote.

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Teach the Vote’s Week in Review: Dec. 2, 2022

12/02/2022

It’s December! As ATPE gears up to fight for public education in the Texas legislative session starting next month, we’re also pushing Congress to pass an important bill before its session ends.

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ATPE urges U.S. House leaders to strike a year-end deal on the WEP Social Security offset

12/02/2022

ATPE and retiree groups are urging Congressional leaders to complete negotiations by the end of 2022 on a deal to fix the Windfall Elimination Provision.

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Virtual commission discusses draft of its report to the 88th Texas Legislature

12/01/2022

The Texas Commission on Virtual Education met Wednesday to discuss a draft of the commission’s findings and recommendations for the 2023 legislative session.

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