Seven Tyler ISD educators were among more than 400 teachers and public school employees who lobbied at the Capitol in Austin last month.
The educators met with state legislators to discuss public education issues during the Association of Texas Professional Educators' Lobby Day on Feb. 11, according to an association news release.
“Cutting funding won't enable our 21st century students to be successful,” Betty Berndt, Tyler ATPE president, said, according to a news release. “We need our lawmakers to restore funding to public education now.”
As part of the Lobby Day, the teachers participated in political involvement training to learn how to affect the political process and to better understand the education issues facing the 83rd Legislature, according to the news release.