(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Hundreds of teachers from around Indiana are taking their complaints about possible reforms to the Statehouse in Indianapolis Tuesday.
The Indiana State Teachers Association and Indiana Federation of Teachers are planning the “Rally for Public Education.”
Members of those teachers unions are against a number of reforms being sought by Governor Mitch Daniels, such as vouchers, charter schools, and merit pay. Opponents say the changes would take away control from school districts.
ISTA president Nate Schnellenberger – one of the most outspoken critics of the reforms – will speak first at the rally beginning at 5:00 p.m.
“If successful, that legislation will result in the loss of teacher input in local decision making and in the loss of local control in individual school districts across the state.,” the ISTA said on its website.