“For more than 50 years, teachers have had the right for their voices be heard through the discussion process. Teachers use their discussion rights to advocate for their students on issues like class sizes, student discipline and curriculum with administrators. With this bill, teachers will be silenced and further feel disrespected – which will no doubt impact our already high teacher shortage. The Republican supermajority has yet to make a case how taking away this right will help kids and improve Indiana’s teacher shortage crisis. We urge the Senate to stand with educators and dissent on SB 486 and remove the discussion language in conference committee.