All IN: Red For Ed

Nov 19, 2019

Thousands of teachers signed up to participate in the Red for Ed rally today at the Indiana Statehouse.
Credit Lauren Chapman / IPB News

More than 60 school districts across Indiana cancelled classes today, as thousands of teachers signed up to rally at the Statehouse ahead of the upcoming legislative session.

Red for Ed Action Day is organized by the Indiana State Teachers Association, and the group says it’s focused on three things: repealing new career awareness licensing rules for educators, avoiding penalties for schools and teachers because of low ILEARN scores, and using state surplus money to better fund schools.

Today on All IN we catch up on the event with Indiana Public Broadcasting’s education reporter, we talk to the president of the ISTA about what the group hopes to accomplish, and we hear from teachers participating in the event about the message they want to send.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.