Parents, students, and teachers pushed for higher education Thursday night in Lexington.
They held a rally at E.J. Hayes Middle School.
Organizers said it's a crucial time for Kentucky schools.
Fayette County Education Action Team member Liza Holland said, "There are classes that are too big...The professional development budget for teachers has been slashed to almost nothing right at a time when they need to be learning the most cutting-edge technology and what-not. After-school support has been cut. It's hurting students and we need to step up and make sure to prioritize our tax dollars in the best investment that we have- education.
The team and its supporters are asking the community to reach out to state lawmakers to support Governor Beshear's proposed budget.
It increases spending for education in several areas.