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Statewide education organization asks for public education input

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A statewide education organization spent some time in East Texas Tuesday night, learning more about what educators and community members think of Texas's public education system.

The Texas American Federation of Teachers hosted a roundtable discussion in Tyler to ask teachers, administrators, school board members and community members what public schools should be providing to students, what makes a successful public school, whether public schools have enough funding to meet student needs, and the role parents should play in education.

"What has struck me the most is how much people care for their public schools, how they believe that we must meet the needs of all kids that come through the doors and how they believe we need to find the resources to make sure that we are able to meet the needs of those kids," said Linda Bridges, the president of the Texas American Federation of Teachers.

This was the eleventh meeting the organization has held around the state, with several more scheduled. They plan to use the information from these meetings around the state to work with the Legislature in Austin next spring.

If you'd like more information about the Texas American Federation of Teachers or if you'd like to leave feedback regarding public education, please visit their website.

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