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Invest in Education

Join the thousands supporting and fighting for our state’s public schools, students and educators.

DID YOU KNOW?

95%

of public schools are experiencing an educator shortage.

55%

of educators plan to leave the profession earlier than expected.

41 out of 50

Indiana ranks 41st for average teacher salary out of the 50 states and Washington D.C.

TAKE ACTION 

Tell your legislators to prioritize solutions that address the core issues behind Indiana’s educator shortage.


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Take Action 

SB 486 would strip teachers’ rights to discuss concerns over student learning with school administrators – an effort that will negatively impact students and worsen Indiana’s already historic teacher shortage. 


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Statehouse Days of Action 

Join ISTA for our Days of Action at the Statehouse. Learn more about current legislation that affects your work, your students and your retirement. The briefing will be followed by an opportunity to connect with legislators at the Statehouse or over lunch at ISTA.


Days of Action

Share Your Story 

You've got an educator shortage impact story. It’s time to show legislators the impacts of decisions made in the Statehouse and how they affect kids and educators. Raise your voice. 


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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.


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INDIANA SCHOOL FUNDING EXPLAINED 

Indiana’s students deserve fully and equitably funded schools. This video explains the history behind Indiana public school funding.


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ARE HOOSIER SCHOOLS MEETING MINIMUM TEACHER SALARY REQUIREMENTS?

ISTA began the Red For Ed movement in 2018, and with the advocacy of educators, parents, students and public school advocates, we achieved significant investments in public education and a commitment to reach professional teacher salaries. ISTA is now working to ensure the significant investments in K – 12 education get to where the funding was intended – into classrooms and to attract and retain quality educators.

This map is a tool to see trends where schools are able, or unable, to reach teacher salary goals. This map reflects data from ratified contracts from the 2020 – 21 through the 2022 – 23 contract years, where available. The data will be updated weekly.

Color Coding

Green indicates districts that have reached a $40,000 minimum starting salary. Yellow indicates districts where the minimum starting salary is less than $40,000.