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ATPE News Winter 2022

  • No. 2
In this issue, we explore the impacts of educator shortages, the truth behind voucher programs, and the growing fentanyl crisis that threatens our youth.
Educator Shortages Across Texas: Who is Driving This Bus?


Between the growing mental strain on educators and rising cost of living, personnel shortages are becoming more and more common in schools across the state.

Fentanyl: A Next-Generation Opioid Crisis


Public health experts say fentanyl is largely responsible for a new wave of synthetic opioid deaths. Hear from families who have lost loved ones and learn how our children are being targeted.

In This Issue


Check out our Winter 2022 issue.

Overworked and Overextended: How Can Members Turn to ATPE for Support?

Your Ally

Staffing shortages, burdensome extra training requirements, adjustments to sched - uled hours, and more have educators spread thin.

The 2022 Midterm Elections Were Certainly One for the History Books

Your Voice

How educators can defend public schools as the 88th Texas Legislature draws closer.

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Clarice Cross, a science teacher at Schimelpfenig Middle School in Plano ISD, Region 10 ATPE vice president, and ATPE’s 2021-22 Campus Rep of the Year for local units with 1,001-plus members. 

Vouchers and the Illusion of “School Choice”


Voucher proponents have long pushed for diverting taxpayer funds from public education to private schools. The promise of “choice” in the matter is deceiving, and in many cases, outright false.