Teachers head to Austin to discuss issues

March 16, 2009 9:57:16 AM PDT
Hundreds of teachers are in Austin to let lawmakers know where they stand on issues that affect Texas school children.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The American Federation of Teachers put hundreds of school employees on buses and sent them to Austin where they will hold a rally later this afternoon. They're demanding the legislature address TAKS testing, inadequate funding and teacher salaries.

"Over the course of a teacher's career they kind of lag behind everybody else that has a similar education or that continue to develop in their careers. An accountant ends up making more at the end of their career," said Anthony Lacsamana with the Fort Bend Employee Federation.

Some 1,200 teachers and education employees are expected to be at today's rally.

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