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Half of Indiana's school districts close, thousands of teachers demand better pay on Red for Ed Action Day


Added 11-19-19 11:04:02am EST - “More than 15,000 people are expected to flood downtown Indianapolis Tuesday for what could be the largest Statehouse rally in more than 20 years.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Half of Indiana's school districts close, thousands of teachers demand better pay on Red for Ed Action Day”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

INDIANAPOLIS – More than 15,000 people are expected to flood downtown Indianapolis on Tuesday for what could be the largest Indiana Statehouse rally in more than 20 years.

The Red for Ed Action Day, organized by the Indiana State Teachers Association and other labor groups, will see educators from every corner of the state showing up as lawmakers return to kick off the 2020 legislative session.

And they made their presence known early. By 7:30 a.m., a small corps was drumming on buckets in front of the Statehouse's main entrance and the south lawn, where the rally will happen later in the morning was already dotted with clumps of teachers and their supporters — all decked out in red. 

Chasten Buttigieg, who is married to South Bend, Indiana, mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, tweeted support for the rally.

All public school teachers deserve a competitive and livable wage, as well as the necessary resources to make sure their students thrive. As a Hoosier and an educator, I am proud to stand with our teachers today. It is time to #FundOurFuture and give them a raise! #RedforEd

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