Re: TMEA vs. ATPE Liability Insurance
Posted by Union Guy on 8/10/2017, 4:16 pm, in reply to "Re: TMEA vs. ATPE Liability Insurance"
OK... Here's the untold fact about various associations. |
They are strong in some districts and weak in others.
I don't know your district, and if I did, I couldn't help you unless you are in DFW.
My suggestion is to find the strongest association that services the employees in your district. Join that one.
TCTA is strong in some districts, not so in others. (They have less than 100 in my district of 6,000 teachers.) My district is served well by UEA. ATPE is just the competitor for those who hate UEA, and there are a lot of them. I am a member of both.
TSTA is the association I will caution you on. Unless they are the strongest, I wouldn't join. Why? Your dues will be more than just about any other 2 associations combined. Purely a financial decision. Other than that, they are a great organization.
Now to actually answer your question directly:
Almost all associations' insurance policies are the same. It is the level of service from those organizations that you need to look into. If they do not have a representative that is known by your school board and admin, then consider them weak. A strong association will be known by both entities.
Your school board should post the agenda and the minutes of the school board meetings online. Check to see if an association speaks at these meetings. That's the easiest way to find out.
If no one speaks, ask around your building and make an educated decision based on your fellow teachers.
Best Wishes. Peace.
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