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Lubbock-area teachers lobby at State Capitol

AUSTIN, TX (KCBD) -

Six Lubbock-area educators were among the more than 400 teachers and public education employees who met with state legislators to discuss key public education issues during the ATPE Lobby Day at the Texas State Capitol on Feb. 11th.

"We have to restore funding to our public schools in order to provide the highest quality of education for our students," said Lubbock ATPE President Lisa McClellend, a science teacher at Lubbock High School. "The accountability system must be reformed. It has developed into an overreliance on high-stakes standardized test scores and resulted in a loss of focus on the quality of learning."

McClelland attended the program with Lubbock ISD teacher Allyson Haveman, Hale Center ISD teachers Brenda Bryan and Lynette Ginn and Plainview ISD teachers Michelle Pittman and Kylie Van Pelt.

In conjunction with Lobby Day, teachers participated in a Political Involvement Training event to learn how to impact the political process and gain insight into complex education issues facing the 83rd Legislature.

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