Invest in Education
Join the thousands supporting Red For Ed and fighting for our state’s public schools, students and educators.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hoosiers say educators should be able to bargain for health and safety, class sizes and prep periods.
of voters say public school teachers in Indiana are paid too little.
of educators have seen an increase in workload, with a vast majority working additional hours.
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.
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.
Attend ISTA Day of Action
Join ISTA for a Day of Action at the Statehouse. This is your opportunity to connect with legislators as they make policy decisions on important Red For Ed priorities.
ISTA’s top legislative priorities this session address issues many educators and schools have been discussing in greater intensity over the past year – teacher working conditions and risk of funding loss due to COVID-related virtual learning.
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.
TEACHER SALARIES LAG COMPARED TO OTHER PROFESSIONS
Keeping teacher salaries competitive in our region as well as competitive compared to other college-educated professions is one of the most effective solutions to attracting and retaining teachers.
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.
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.