Wednesday educators from all over East Texas gathered on the Gregg County Courthouse lawn to use their teacher voices, and get the attention of Texas legislators. 

Why are teachers gathering and speaking together? Their benefits are being cut, and their healthcare costs are rising. The men and women who take care of our children in the public school system are getting the shaft yet again.

The goal: "to inform the public and let legislators know of the level of educator concern prior to the legislature’s special session beginning July 18."

Can they bring about change? Hopefully with your help they can. Their message needs to gain more and more attention. They need your help contacting local representatives to voice your concern.

Educate yourself. Watch the video and learn more about what is going on behind the scenes of our Texas school system.