#RedForEd is about Funding for Students and Schools
Textbooks from the 1980s. Desks duct taped together. HVAC systems that don’t work. Underpaid and overworked educators. So many of our schools have been under-funded for years, and it shows.
The quality of an education depends largely on funding and black, brown, and poor students tend to lose out the most.
Meanwhile, educators have been doing more with less for so long. They pay out of pocket $459 every year, on average, for school supplies. They do this while they make 80 cents on the dollar compared to professionals with the same credentials. And nearly one third of educators work a second or third job to make ends meet.
So we’re coming together—educators, parents, students, and community members—to fight for education funding so every student has the school and opportunity they deserve.
We are Raising our Voices
Why We Are Red For Ed
Women of #RedForEd Closing the Pay Gap
Almost One-Third of New Teachers Take on Second Jobs
Average Teacher Salary Down 4.5% Over Past Decade
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Enough of not funding our schools in a way that we can ensure that every student gets what they need, when they need it.