All for $12 per month
GENERAL BENEFITS: Become an Innovative Teacher of Texas today and join a new network of the best educators in Texas, building together an alternative to the organizations we have historically relied upon for necessary things like insurance, legislative advocacy, and peer support. For specific benefits, read the article below, "Why Should Teachers Join a Professional Organization Instead of a Union?"
UNIVERSITY CONNECTIONS AND SUPPORT: ITT is partnered with Southern Nazarene University to provide professional growth through the best in accelerated 100% online Masters, Doctoral, and Alternative Certification education courses, as well as classes to earn in-service and stipend credit. See SNU's information on the "Resources" link.
Why Should Teachers Join A Professional Organization Instead of A Union? (By: Dr. Kenneth Poppe)
First, I must say for over 30 years I taught side-by-side with many union teachers who were excellent educators. But just as service at the Chick-Fil-A drive-through feels "different," so does membership in a professional organization ... such as the Innovative Teachers of Texas (ITT). Here are some reasons why when comparing across the board.
For The Same Liability Protection "In A Nutshell"
Professional Organizations UnionsNon-profit (Excellence first) For-profit (Finances first)
Non-partisan (For the kids) Highly partisan (For the politics)
Devoted to state/local solutions Connected and directed nationally
Run by teachers for teachers Not always practicing educators
Collaborational ( Non-striking) Confrontational (Grievances/Strikes)
Dues significantly less Dues significantly more
Since teachers insure their health, automobiles, and houses, it makes perfect sense to insure the paychecks that provide all these with adequate liability protection - especially with the turmoil in education today. My choice for such peace of mind is a professional organization over a union due to the points mentioned above. Not only is coverage such as ITT the most reasonable, I also believe it is the SUPERIOR choice. Ken
STAY TUNED! IN THE FUTURE, ITT WILL BE ADDING:
We provide our members with $3M in professional liability insurance.
In addition to professional liability, our members also receive these additional coverages:
Community & Resources
ITT members become part of an exclusive community of teachers, where we can socialize and share resources with fellow educators.
The point of being an association is to have a unified voice in our industry. ITT represents ONLY classroom teachers, so we've got your back: