Texas teacher shortage? Nope. | Chicago’s bused alien hypocrisy | New group targets Abbott – Pratt on Texas 9/9/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: On July 6th, I reported: School teacher turnover is not high despite media reports. But the reports of turnover and teacher shortage crises in the Texas press, from data sent out by teacher unions, hasn’t slowed. Today, The Texan has taken a look at the data and showed, once again, these stories are not factual about a general shortage and seem to be concocted by unions.

From the story:

In the 2021-2022 school year, the teacher attrition rate jumped from 9.34 percent to 11.57 percent, with 42,839 teachers leaving. However, the newly hired teachers that year exceed those that left the profession.

The total number of teachers in Texas eclipsed 375,000 in June, a 10-year increase of around 50,000 and the highest number of teachers employed in Texas history.

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Oil and gas rig count. Beware “green” energy policies, the Swiss can be sent to jail this year for “overheating” homes and that’s only 66 degrees Fahrenheit.

Big Chicagoland hypocrisy over busing of illegal aliens and other border news.

Group called “mysterious” and “shadowy” begins over $6 million television advertising buy in Texas against Governor Abbott.

And, other news of Texas.

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  1. Don Harridge says

    There are NO teachers unions in Texas. There is the Texas State Teachers Association, Big difference between unions and associations. I am a retired teacher and was contacted by several districts about coming back because they started school with a shortage of teachers, Thats all over the State,

    • Pratt on Texas says

      You are laughably wrong. AFT and TSTA are unions and make no bones about it even in their own literature. Possibly such great ignorance from a “retired teacher” shows why so many of us are suspect of about everything to do with public schooling.

  2. Don Harridge says

    LOL!! Got called on a lie and backpeddling. SMH.

    • Pratt on Texas says

      Don, you are so wrong that it is sad. AFT and TSTA are unions. You must not understand what is a union. Where in my comment did I “backpeddle?” Are you also unable to read well?

  3. Don Harridge says

    Lets get something clear. I am a conservative republican and we agree on 85-90% of topics. I was just pointing out a fact. There are no teachers unions in Texas. There are associations, but not unions. I agree they have similiarities but not the same. I encourage everyone reading this to research this topic and decide for themselves. Backpeddling is slang term every Texan knows. Know you are anti-public ed, while I am pro public ed. (this is where 90% of school age children in Texas attend). I do take exception to the ignorant and not being able to read though. I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but not the dullest. Just ask anyone in Abilene that knows this phrase ALA CUMBA! They might know me.

    • Pratt on Texas says

      Don, you are completely wrong on this subject. TSTA and AFT are both unions, period, beyond discussion. Texas Classroom Teachers’ Association is the only major statewide group that is not a union and independent of a national organization. Period. End of discussion on this matter.
      As to backpeddling, I know what it means but you have used it about me without explaining or providing evidence for what it is you believe I have backpeddled about. Again, you are completely wrong on the union issue, completely. As to shortages I didn’t address that in my reply. The numbers prove the point and I covered that in detail on the show Friday.

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