By SOMMER INGRAM Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas — More than a thousand teachers are protesting at the state Capitol against more than $10 billion in proposed cuts to public education.
A high school marching band started the rally and protestors carried blue umbrellas to signify the need to spend the state's Rainy Day Fund. Lawmakers must find a way to close a $27 billion budget shortfall and a draft budget could lay-off 100,000 teachers. That's about a third of the state's public school teachers.