Red for Ed Action Day November 19th

Some Indiana school districts won’t have classes November 19th.

The reason is Red for Ed Action Day.

Teachers across Indiana will gather at the Indiana State House to ask the legislature to hear their needs.

Keith Gambill, president of the Indiana State Teachers Association, says the reason some districts canceled classes is that so many teachers and other school personnel have registered to be there.

He says the state has ended up with $400 million more than was forecast and that ISTA, believes educators deserve some of that for a pay raise.

He also says ISTA will tell lawmakers that they want teachers to be held harmless for iLearn test scores, which legislators seem ready to do.

Gambill says teachers should not have their evaluations linked to test scores and should not be required to complete an externship to have their licenses renewed, a requirement that went into effect in July.