Red For Ed is a movement to protect students and the public schools. This spring, more than 75,000 educators from Arizona are taking over the streets of Phoenix with their red shirts. Standing together can made a substantial difference. Almost 270,000 signatures of Arizona educators were delivered to the officials of state this July because the educators want to have a say in the investment of $700 million with regards to the Arizona Public Schools.
Red For Ed earned popularity and rightly so. It was joined by West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Colorado, and more. These educators who have joined hands are shaping the national educational movement.
This movement involves NEA educators, community members, students, and parents. All of them who are fed up of torn textbooks, leaky roofs in the school, where 1,430 students are handled by one school counsellor, students are getting four days instead of five days a week, and where teachers are helpless and are pushed to sell their blood to pay their bills. Everyone- the educators, the students, and even the parents deserve a better life.
Dare We Share – Digital Movement!
Dare We Share series can be considered a funny approach to the movement of threesomes. Watch this Adult Time production showing how clueless guys deal with unexpected threesomes where 2 females arguing are going to make peace – their way.
Red For Ed In Michigan
On June 18, hundreds of educators rallied to the Michigan State Capital Building. The educators demanded better wages and benefits, while the students asked to a better system. Governor Gretchen Whitmer assured the crowd that they will be investing more into Michigan schools. She said, “We have serious work to do in this state and that’s why I wrote a budget that puts the school aid dollars back into the education of Michigan’s kids.”
The lack of funding is causing shortage of educators and people are not choosing teaching profession mainly because of this. According to the most recent data from Michigan’s Department of Education, it is seen that the salaries of teachers have only gone down instead of going up, in the last decade.
With the budget formed by the governor, it can bring in a lot of positive changes. This includes; a higher number of literary coaches, special educations for required students, expansion of career skills in students, and beyond.
However, it is not possible to do it all alone. It is mandatory that to bring change everyone must come together and stand up for what is right.
How The Movement Is Bringing Positive Changes?
The movement in Virginia lead to 5% raise for teachers and the governor has also come up with a long-term plan to help the educators and the students.
Educators have managed to increase their per student SEEK funding to $4000 and that’s an achievement because it’s the highest amount ever approved.
The governor ensured the teachers receive a raise and the funding for education was also increased by $50 million. However, it is still $150 million less than what is required. But, at least we can see an improvement and hope that Red for Ed can reach its goal.
Colorado has the worst funding. With $822 million underfunding, all the Colorado educators have come together to fight for it and in the end, various bills were passed to enhance the education funding.
The governor has signed education funding bill that will elevate the funding by 10%. This will help gather new textbooks, new technology, and infrastructure.
When the moment progressed, it led to 6.2% raise for teachers. However, the North Carolina educators are continuing the movement to ensure they bring in the deserved change.
Red For Ed is a movement that doesn’t stop when the election seasons are over. It is here to stay till a significant improvement is seen.