TACT First Alert: 2/4/2015

Unfunded Mandate Receives Attention

TACT was an early and loud advocate for the Legislature to fund the Hazlewood Act, legislation that provides free tuition to military veterans and their children.  According to an article today in the Austin American-Statesman, universities absorbed the $169 million cost last year for 40,000 students while being reimbursed only $15 million.  The Legislative Budget Board estimates that the cost to universities, or the state if our appropriation request is enacted, will rise to $380 million by 2019.

TACT First Alert: 1/13/15

Happy New Year and welcome back to campus.  We hope one of your New Year’s resolutions will be to get more involved with your state association -- we are ready to listen to your thoughts, ideas and needs! Your voice is more important than ever during the upcoming legislative session starting today! 

How To Get Involved in TACT:

TACT eBulletin Available

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Upcoming Legislative Day

Join us on the morning of October 24th as we will visit the legislators at the State Capitol.  Save the date and let us know if you want to be there to tell your state government how our issues impact you, your career and most importantly your students.  The list of several important legislative issues is available HERE.


TACT First Alert - September 17th, 2014

Grade Inflation Called a Crisis

Thomas Lindsay says grade inflation undermines the morale necessary for the learning required to compete in the workforce.  As director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Higher Education, Lindsey references a study that shows 15 percent of all grades were A’s in the 1960’s and have nearly tripled to 43 percent now.  He quotes Texas A&M’s Valen Johnson reporting that students manipulate their GPA’s through class and professor selection.  Professors reap benefits of easier grading from better student evaluations leading to tenure, promotion and salary increases.

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