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ATPE State President Deann Lee meets the press

Update 3-28-13: Watch the video and read the story.

ATPE State President Deann Lee was interviewed at the State Capitol today by Austin’s KVUE News. The focus of the story is the school accountability bills currently being considered by the Legislature.

The story will air tonight during the station’s 5 p.m. broadcast. If you do not live in the viewing area, check back for the video to be posted online.

Here is a photo of Deann talking with the reporter:

Deann pic

 

ATPE State President Deann Lee’s school safety testimony

With 15 years in the classroom, nine years as an administrator and more than 15 years as an ATPE leader, it’s hard to imagine ATPE State President Deann Lee as being inexperienced at anything. However, yesterday was the first time she has ever testified before a legislative committee. As it turns out, she proved to be very adept at it.

Lee testified before a joint hearing of the Senate Education Committee and Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security on school safety. Her testimony was well received and secured ATPE a seat at the table as this issue winds its way through the legislative process.

You can view the entire hearing by clicking on the link below. Lee’s testimony begins at the 1:49:33 mark.

Deann Lee Senate Education Committee testimony on school safety

 

ATPE State President Deann Lee to testify on school safety

The Senate Education Committee will meet at 2 p.m. today in a joint venture with the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security to discuss school safety policies and possible improvements in the wake of recent gun violence tragedies.

ATPE State President Deann Lee has been invited to be part of a panel of witnesses to appear before the committee and share their expertise. You can watch the hearing live here.

ATPE will also be live-tweeting from the hearing. If you haven’t already done so, sign up to follow Teach the Vote on Twitter.

ATPE State President Deann Lee with senior staff prepping for Senate Education Committee hearing
ATPE State President Deann Lee with senior staff prepping for Senate Education Committee hearing

 

                       

ATPE state president comments on Dewhurst firearms proposal

ATPE State President Deann Lee is quoted in this morning’s San Antonio Express-News article on Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s announcement Friday that he wants the state to pay to train school officials to carry concealed weapons. Here’s an excerpt of the story with Lee’s comments:

Deann Lee, state president of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, is an educator with a handgun license and “I would not want to be one of the designees,” she said.

“I feel the margin of error and the incredible liability these ideas would place on a school district could be devastating,” Lee continued. “A tremendous amount of training would be needed before someone other than a law enforcement or military officer could make the decisions necessary in such a position of responsibility.”

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Dewhurst-pushing-teacher-gun-training-4187684.php#ixzz2Hmt6iSew

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