As you know, we’ve been celebrating #BSUEnglishEd Month here in the English department. It seems only fitting, then, to talk about a huge educational event happening soon in the state of Indiana: Red for Ed Action Day.
On Tuesday, November 19th, join the Indiana State Teachers Association for the Red for Ed Action Day. On this day, Indiana legislators are back in session to organize for the upcoming General Assembly. The goal of #RedForEd is to remind lawmakers that kids, educators, and public schools need to be a priority.
What does Red for Ed Action Day entail?
From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, hundreds of families, educators, and community members will gather in front of the Indianapolis Statehouse to show legislators they are ready to advocate for kids, schools, and the future. At the time of this writing, 119 Indiana school districts have canceled class or shifted to an “e-learning” day to accommodate teachers attending the demonstration. The state’s largest teachers union has also called for its members to take personal days to join the movement. The scale of Action Day mirrors the demand for a larger investment in education across Indiana.
7 out of 10 voters say public schools in Indiana need more funding
72% of voters say public school teachers in Indiana are paid too little
8 out of 10 voters want to see funding go to classroom instruction rather than administration
Want to help?
If you want to join the demonstration
See ISTA’s page for everything you need for the Action Day, including the agenda, parking information, the march route, and talking points.
If you can’t make it to Indy
Learn about Red for Ed and join the movement.
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Again, Red for Ed Action Day will be taking place Tuesday, November 19th from 9:00am to 2:00pm in front of the Indianapolis Statehouse.
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