Texas State Rep. Rafael Anchía (D-Dallas, District 103) sent a letter to state leaders Tuesday calling for a "meaningful cost-of-living" adjustment for retired Texas teachers.
A call requested to be addressed in the next legislative session comes after Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced a balance of nearly $27 billion at legislators' disposal during the upcoming session.
"School employees are leaving in droves," Achía said in a press release. "Our children will suffer the consequences of this resignation crisis unless we invest in our educators. We have the money and the time is now."
Editor's Note: This article originally referred to Rep. Anchia as a U.S. Congressman and a retired teacher and misidentified the audience of his letter. Those statements were not accurate and we regret the errors. This story has been corrected.