Another Big Education Group at the Capitol

Houston ISD Trustee Juliet Stipeche Speaks at Rally

The Texas Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers converged on the Texas Capitol today, and this time, these folks knocked and doors and lobbied their elected officials and staffers.

Texas AFT is urging the state to use the $9.4 billion rainy-day fund for the emergency to keep teacher jobs. It is also pushing for maximizing federal assistance, closing unproductive tax loopholes, exploring new revenue sources, funding schools equitably and fixing the structural deficit that leads to state budget shortfalls.

The Houston Federation of Teachers organized eight bus loads of public education advocates for the trip–parents, teachers, students, and other advocates.

More reports later.

Photo Credit:  K. Villalta

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