Teachers from across Texas met in Gladewater Tuesday night. They say it's time to come together and show the legislature they care. They call themselves No Texas Teacher Left Behind. It's a grass roots organization recently formed by a group of East Texas educators. It's an independent organization that wants to gain respect from state elected officials. Members say teachers are being left behind in salary and benefits. They also say they are being left behind in the legislative process, and the time is now to unite.
"Let them know we mean business, let them know we care," said Carmen Camp, founder. "You know I've heard many times you all don't vote, you're just bitter. Well, that's not true anymore. We are not splintered. We are going to be a group and we are going to make it."
About 200 teachers went to the meeting. Camp says they have county rallies planned starting in January.