AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Dozens of school superintendents with
thousands of letters from across Texas have a message for
legislators: Make education a priority.
The administrators met Monday in Austin to urge the Legislature
not to make public schools bear the burden of a massive state
revenue shortfall of at least $15 billion.
Wylie Independent School District superintendent John Fuller
says the proposed cuts would be "devastating" to the quality of
The educators planned to deliver thousands of letters, to
lawmakers, objecting to education cuts.
More than half of the school districts in Texas - 529 - have
signed onto a resolution asking legislators to make public
education the highest priority when addressing the state budget.
Districts say the proposed reductions would mean crippling
choices such as teacher layoffs and school closures.