Invest in Education
Join the thousands supporting Red For Ed and fighting for our state’s public schools, students and educators.
DID YOU KNOW?
public school boards have opposed voucher expansion
voters say public schools in Indiana need more funding.
of voters say public school teachers in Indiana are paid too little.
It's Because of You!
After a challenging year, you’ve achieved great things. Each educator has pulled together to deliver outstanding in-person, virtual and hybrid instruction and student services – all while raising your voice for students and public schools.
We Did It!
The newly passed budget invests in public education and teacher compensation. Review the full legislative review highlighting bills impacting public education.
Continue Raising Your Voice
Continue engaging policymakers and stressing the importance of giving greater voice to educators on their working conditions and students' learning conditions through collective bargaining. Thank legislators and encourage them to continue to dialogue with educators on these important issues.
Keep the Conversation Going
Expanding Bargaining Rights
What’s best for kids is best for educators. Expanding collective bargaining to include working conditions will result in stronger educators and better learning conditions for students.
Impacts of COVID-19 on School Year
Educators describe the challenges of teaching in a pandemic. Without the right to bargain working conditions, educators are limited in their ability to advocate for better learning conditions and workplaces.
Thank you for supporting the Red For Ed movement. Our kids, public schools and educators appreciate your solidarity. We’ll share information here, via email and on social media outlining how you can continue your advocacy.
“Retaining that funding for those students will only help us in the future for rebuilding our state, rebuilding our economy and moving forward in this pandemic.”
Shelby Phelps, High School English Teacher, Evansville Teachers Association
“Teaching in-person and online at the same time is a really big burden. It really is very challenging, especially for those classes and teachers that maybe don’t use a lot of technology in their classroom already.”
Jodi Kallenberg, Middle and High School Orchestra Teacher, Plymouth Education Association
“We’re asking teachers to do things we haven’t done in the past.”
Anthony Dean, Elementary Special Education Teacher, Washington Twp. Education Association
“We’re going to lose a lot of good teachers, because we’re not going to provide them time.”
Jessica Hurley, Sixth Grade Math Teacher, Warrick County Teachers Association
ISTA members, parents, public school advocates and Red For Ed supporters can use these resources to talk with their neighbors and friends about Red For Ed. There are also materials for you to show your support.
ISTA local associations may order print materials from ISTA Center Print. Locals won't be charged for ordering print materials. Each local will receive free shipping on the first order, up to $100. All subsequent shipping will be the responsibility of the local. Alternatively, the materials can be picked up at ISTA headquarters in Indianapolis to avoid all shipping costs. Local presidents must approve orders before they are fulfilled. Submit orders 2 - 3 weeks before materials need to be delivered. Orders are subject to time and materials availability.