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Education Protest Outside Perry’s Dallas Appearance

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A group of North Texas parents protest outside Galleria Dallas, where governor Rick Perry was speaking. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

A group of North Texas parents protest outside Galleria Dallas, where governor Rick Perry was speaking. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Some North Texas parents held a demonstration Tuesday to get the attention of Governor Rick Perry while he was in Dallas.

As Perry held a book signing at the Galleria Dallas, parents and teachers rallied outside in support of education funding.

Parents of kids at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas say the governor should be busy working on the state budget and putting education first.

One mother said, “Our children need a good education for every reason imaginable, including the future of our state.”

Rallying parents said their demonstration was designed to remind the governor of the real business of the state.

Booker T. Washington PTSA president, Patricia Arvanitis, says the governor needs to be fighting for more money for education.

“I think that every time our governor comes to Dallas we want to take the opportunity to bring awareness to public education and the local funding that we’re getting right now,” she said.

After leaving North Texas Perry is scheduled to fly to west Texas to survey wildfire damage.

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