More than 400 teachers from across the state are planning to rally at the Texas State Capitol Monday, hoping to garner the attention of lawmakers, who are pushing legislation that has a direct impact on educators.

A majority of the people involved are a part of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, also known as ATPE.

Some of the issues they hope to address with lawmakers include school vouchers, funding for public schools, affordable healthcare options for educators and stopping unfair attacks on school employees.

"Attending ATPE at the Capitol is a great way for Texas educators to learn more about public education's new leadership and funding challenges," ATPE Executive Director Gary Godsey said. "Here they'll have the opportunity to connect with their elected officials and tell lawmakers about the needs of Texas students and teachers."