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Invest in Education

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

DID YOU KNOW?

170 out of 290

public school boards have opposed voucher expansion

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.

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. 


WATCH VIDEO

We Did It! 

The newly passed budget invests in public education and teacher compensation. Review the full legislative review highlighting bills impacting public education. 


LEGISLATIVE REVIEW

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.


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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.


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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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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.

Red For Ed Timeline

ISTA’s Red For Ed campaign launched.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the creation of a teacher compensation commission in his State of the State address.

The Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission announced its members. ISTA Executive Director Dan Holub joined the advisory council.

Rally 03 09 19

ISTA hosted the first Red For Ed rally at the Statehouse.

Then ISTA President Teresa Meredith toured the state meeting with members and community leaders to build support for the Red For Ed movement.

Action Day 11 19 19

More than 20,000 educators and public education advocates attended the Red For Ed Action Day at the Statehouse.

The legislature passed a two-year hold harmless from I-LEARN testing, an ISTA priority.

The legislature permanently decoupled test scores from teacher evaluations, a Red For Ed priority.

The legislature repealed Professional Growth Plan and externship requirements, a Red For Ed priority.

Red For Ed efforts made public education funding and teacher compensation a key issue in the General Election.

ISTA announced its 2021 legislative priorities around public school funding, educator pay and working conditions.

Teacher Pay Report Final Page 001

Gov. Holcomb’s Next Level Teachers Compensation Commission Report was released recommending an investment of more than $600 million to raise Indiana’s average teacher salary to $60,000.

Gov. Holcomb recognized the need to invest in K – 12 public education, including teacher pay, in his State of the State address.

Advocates sent more than 16,000 emails Indiana Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box urging educators be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines.

Edison Middle School

More than 100 local associations across Indiana participated in #Blackout4Ed with images of educators wearing black flooding social media. The action visually represented educators’ concerns over lack of funding for public schools and expansion of the largest voucher program in the country.

Andi Hipsher

President Joe Biden prioritized educators for COVID-19 vaccines.

Daniel Wertz Elem Apr 7

Local associations led actions in their communities including organizing walk-ins, wearing red, hosting car and sidewalk parades, meeting with legislators and more to raise awareness around Red For Ed priorities.

Senate Bill 2 enacted into law to provide full funding for K – 12 public schools that had transitioned to virtual learning during the pandemic.

Citing a record revenue forecast, ISTA called on the legislature to fully fund the Teacher Compensation Commission’s recommendations.

More than 170 public school boards passed resolutions supporting increased funding for traditional public schools and opposing private school voucher expansion.

Advocates generated more than 50,000 emails, Tweets and calls to legislators on key Red For Ed issues.

The General Assembly passed the budget with the largest funding increases ever for public schools.

Leg Advocate File Page 01

ISTA publishes special legislative issue of the Advocate featuring local actions, advocacy outcomes and what’s next for Red For Ed.

Resources

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.

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