Name: Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA)
About: MSTA is a grassroots organization made up of local Community Teachers Associations (CTA) in each local school district, reflecting MSTA’s strong commitment to local control. Members set the policy of and priorities of MSTA to meet the needs of Missouri educators. The organization was founded in 1856, and provides services and benefits to its more than 45,000 members.
Employees: You can find a full contact list for the MSTA headquarters here.
President: Stacy Williamson
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Social Media Sites:
The MSTA Blog
MSTA on Facebook
Student MSTA on Facebook
Missouri FTA on Facebook
MSTA on Twitter
MSTA on Pinterest
MSTA on YouTube
MSTA on Flickr
Legislation & Advocacy:
MSTA attends State Board of Education meetings and Public School Retirement System meetings, and it serves as liaisons to governmental agencies. It also “conducts workshops on political issues and involvement”. (Source)
The organization endorses candidates for the Missouri legislature, and “MSTA’s government relations department delivers testimony on MSTA’s legislative platform,” according to MSTA’s website.
MSTA publishes a weekly MSTA Action newsletter during the legislative session, explaining its position on featured pieces of Missouri state legislation. You can find archives of all MSTA Action newsletters here.
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Posted on Fri, March 27, 2015
by MOParent filed under