PTC At the Teachers Rally

“You plant seeds of hope in our children. You plant these seeds no matter the social-economic background, no matter the race, creed or color, no matter the dysfunction that they’ve come from in their homes, no matter whether they have limited abilities, physically or emotionally or intellectually, you still do the job and plant seeds of hope.”

These were the words of the Rev. John Ogletree, PTC Board Member, as he offered the opening prayer for the #RedForEd rally at the Texas State Capitol. Teachers from across Texas spoke out at this rally, demanding a fair and equitable public school system that puts the needs of students and teachers first.

Before the rally, PTC leaders met to discuss the work for equitable funding in Texas, and heard from the Baptist Joint Committee on Religious Liberty about the fight to protect church-state separation in our schools nationwide.

At the rally, PTC partners and supporters could be seen in the crowd, waving signs that read “Pastors Stand with Teachers.” It was an invigorating experience, and many PTC advocates had the opportunity to learn more about public education funding and meet with their legislators.

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