Montgomery, AL – Governor Bob Riley's proposed education budget received a boost Wednesday from a high profile educator from Birmingham. Doctor Betsy Rogers was the 2003 National Teacher of the Year. She says she decided to speak publicly because she's tired of hearing about education funding from special interest groups and union bosses. Several other educators who also have been Alabama's Teacher of the Year were present. They also support Riley's plan. The governor says his five-point-two billion dollar proposal fully fund K-through-12 and higher education.