KEA Encourages Teachers To Continue Advocating

Posted at 12:36 PM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 12:36:08-04

FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18)  The KEA issued a news release on Friday, encouraging teachers to continue contacting legislators after they return from spring break.

Legislators are not currently in session and won’t return to Frankfort until April 13. Teachers have been protesting not only Senate Bill 151, but also changes to educational funding that many say will affect the future of public schools in Kentucky.

Here is the press release from spokesperson Charles Main in its entirety:

KEA applauds all Kentucky educators for their advocacy on behalf of their students.  Legislators are currently not in session and will not return to Frankfort until April 13.  During that time, we encourage everyone to continue your legislative advocacy back home by speaking directly with your elected senators and representatives. 

We, the more than 400 representatives to the KEA Delegate Assembly, elected from every county in the Commonwealth, unanimously call on our colleagues to act collectively as a united voice under the democratically elected leadership of KEA.

Our students need us to show up for them in classrooms and schools.  We urge educators statewide not to allow our united efforts to be compromised by continued calls for action that deprive students, parents and communities of the educational services we provide.