Saturday, March 12, 2011 - Austin,TexasThose of us in attendance at the Save Texas Schools Rally held on the steps of the state capitol in Austin on Saturday were treated to the remarks of Dallas ISD 6th grade student Dalton Sherman.
Multiple thousands from across the state - more than 12,000+ citizens - attended the rally.
After being introduced by Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, student Dalton Sherman said:
"Dear Governor Perry,
"I know you love this state, but there are millions of us who love it every bit as much and maybe more.
"We're scared Governor. We're scared for our teachers, our schools and our dreams.
"Governor, it may look like sunshine outside today, but I've got to tell you,
"From where I am in the classrooms, it's raining ... and it's raining hard.
"Not only should you use the Rainy Day Fund for our education, but also strive to come up with a permanent solution to our state budget crisis."
Amen to that.
It was a good and uplifting day at the Save Texas Schools Rally.