Newspaper clipping headlined "Clements decision riles teacher's group," August 9, 1980
Newspaper clipping headlined "Clements decision riles teacher's group," August 9, 1980. The clipping is in regard to the appointment of Shelia Jackson to the Teacher Retirement System board and was published in the Dallas Times Herald. Two other clippings are included: "Clements move angers teachers" published in the Houston Post on August 9, 1980, and "Clements' appointment a slap at teachers, TSTA charges," Dallas News, August 10, 1980.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Teacher Retirement System of TexasTexas State Teachers' Association
Appointment to officeTeachersRetirementRetired teachersPensions
"Texas Governor Term 1, 1979-1982"
Dallas Times Herald
Texas A&M University
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
"Governor William P. Clements, Jr. Official State Papers, 1st Term, 1979-1983"
Appointments and Personnel | 1st term
Texas State library and archives commission
Clements Texas Papers
• 4 • Clements' appointment a slap at teachers, TSTA chargi NLW3 1 0 '30 AUSTIN (UPI) — Gov. Bill Clemente appoint- ment of an Arlington sthool counselor to serve as a trustee for the state's teacher pension program is a slap at teachers, the Texas State Teachers Associa- tion complained. Clements selected Shelia Jackson for the spot on the Teacher Retirement System panel despite a statewide poll in which teachers favored another teacher, said Dora Scott, TSTA president. Most of the 12,000 members of the retirement Clements move angers teachers HIMION POST AUG ALI1'MT — The Texas State Teachers sociation Friday complained Gov. Bill aera€ appolatirient of an Arlington school counselor t a trustee for the state teacher pension prog was a slap at teachers across the state. Dora Scott, TSTA president, said Clew selection of Sheila Jackson to serve on the Tea Retirement System disregarded a statewide p( which more than 12,000 members of the retirei 4.v/stem voted. 'Top vote getter in the polling was Carolyn • rel.!, a busines* teacher from Gonzales and a mer TSTA president. • Harrell outpolled Clements' choice by votes. Dements' stove was Interpreted as a si; teachers for supporting John Hill in the ra( ,goverpor. system voted for Carolyn Harrell, a busi: teacher from Gonzales and a former TSTA pr dent. Mrs. Harrell out-polled Dements' choice 2,554 votes. Mrs. Scott said Ms. Jackson also was beater Laura Huckabey of Amarillo. "Only once before has a Texas governor cho to go against the expressed wishes of TRS m, bers," Mrs. Scott said. Clement's decision riles teacher's group DAtr4A5 1-11,4r4 •4tR,N1 i1Ur3 AUSTIN (UPI) — The Texas State Teachers Association Friday com- plained Gov. Bill Clements' appoint- ment of an Arlington school counselor to be a trustee for the state teacher pen.sion program was a slap at teach- ers across the state. Dora Scott, TSTA president, said Clements' selection of Shelia Jackson to serve on the Teacher Retirement System disregarded a statewide poll in which more than 12,000 members of the retirement system voted. Top vote getter in the polling was Carolyn Harrell, a business teacher from Gonzales and a former TSTA president. Mrs. Harrell outpolled Clements' choice by 2,554 votes. Mrs. Scott said Clements' choice ab.lo outpolled by Laura Hueka- he>. of Amarillo in the statewide bal toting "Only once before has a Texas gov- ernor chosen to go against the ex- pressed wishes of TRS members," Mrs. Scott noted. Former Gov. Dolph Briscoe in a lame duck appointment named Lee R. Williamson to the board just before he left office in 1979. Williamson had trailed Mrs. Iluckabey in polling for that appointment. Briscoe's move was interpreted as a slap at teachers for supporting John Hill in the race for governor. -Our major concern is that as it stands, active TRS members can only vote on three of the nine 'FRS board positions," Mrs. Scott said. "If the governor chooses to override the teachers' wishes even on these posts, it gives them very little say-so indeed about a policymaking body that has significant influence on their well-be- ing." The teacher leader said, "TSTA will certainly maintain a positive atti- tude towards the TRS, but we urge Gov. Clements to take greater heed of the teachers' desires as expressed through the democratic process."