October 27, 2015

PSEA members speak up for schools at the state Capitol


PSEA members from across the state traveled to Harrisburg on June 16 for the first of three PSEA Lobby Days. PSEA Advocates for Children and Education (ACEs), Building Action Coordinators (BACs), and Local Presidents visited legislators' offices to talk with them about school funding, school employee pensions, and other proposed legislation that impacts schools and students across the state. 

Why is it important for educators to reach out to legislators? Read just a few of this year's Lobby Day participants' answers to that question, in their own words. Visit PSEA's Facebook page for more

 
 

"School funding cuts have resulted in many students losing arts education. Art teaches us to be human beings. It teaches...

 

 

 
 
 
 

"I came to Harrisburg today to make sure that educators have a voice in the state Capitol, because legislators'...

 

 

"I'm here to tell legislators that we need increased funding for our schools. My class sizes are huge, and I have fewer...

 

 

 

"You never quit being a teacher. Teaching was a big part of my life for 35 years. You don't just walk away from that....

 

 

 

"We met with Rep. Ryan Bizzarro about school employee pensions, school funding, and the governor's budget. Rep. Bizzarro...

 

 

 

"I'm hoping to start a dialogue with legislators today. They need to hear from the people in the trenches. They need to...

 

 

 

"I am here to talk to legislators about how policy affects school employees and our students. Our kids are our future."...

 

 

 

"I'm here to make sure legislators understand what's really happening in our schools. Sometimes they don't hear enough...

 

"I came to Harrisburg today to make sure that educators have a voice in the state Capitol, because legislators'...

Posted by PA State Education Association on Wednesday, June 24, 2015
 
 

 

 

"I'm here to help Gov. Wolf pass his budget. In our school district, we lost art and reading teachers in 2011. We need...

 

 

 

 

 



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