Tag Archive: Linda Bridges

May 13 2014

Schools’ testing questioned

The president of the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers (Texas AFT,) Linda Bridges, has commented on the Texas Education Agency’s guidelines for evaluating teachers. These evaluations are submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. “The commissioner is relying on a defective value-added model to measure teacher performance based on standardized test scores, …

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Oct 17 2013

Standing with Wendy Davis: A champion for public education

The Texas American Federation of Teachers this week endorsed State Sen. Wendy Davis in her run for Texas Governor. “When we offer to stand with a candidate and work for their election, we spend an enormous amount of time looking at their positions on education issues to ensure they will be effective leaders in developing …

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Aug 23 2011

Their future, our fight

By Linda Bridges In the wake of a state legislative session that produced unprecedented cuts of more than $5 billion from public education, the back-to-school verdict is already in: 75 percent of Texans say our state lawmakers should not have cut funding for public schools at all (Texas Poll, July 2011). In fact, 90 percent …

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