Dr. Kappen gives testimony at a Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Elementary and Secondary Education. Dr. Kappen to Legislature: 4201 schools are in need of repair. Some campuses date back to the 1800s, so certain improvements are necessary for the safety of students and staff. Dr. Kappen explains parity in funding will help with teacher retention. Most teachers can make more money at public schools. Dr. Bernadette Kappen and Tim Kelly giving testimony at the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on behalf of our schools.