Several Bills have been introduced to the 107th Tennessee General Assembly that attack public school teachers and labor. To assist in the effort to defeat these punitive bills, the Tennessee Education Association will be sponsoring a march to Legislative Plaza in downtown Nashville on Saturday, March 5 from 12:00-3:00.
Spurred by attacks on education and workers’ rights across the country,
teachers are showing their solidarity with the Wear Red for Public Ed campaign.
If Scott Walker assumed he’d have the unwavering backing of his Republican colleagues, he appears to be mistaken.
Updated Friday, March 4 with additional rally info
A look at past and upcoming public worker rallies around the country.
Van Roekel: ‘We will not bow to individuals and special interests who want to dismantle the rights of working people and the stability of middle class families.’
Selected Facebook groups and pages from various states that can keep you up to date and tell you how to help when the time comes to take quick, coordinated action.
Of the 12 grant recipients named so far, only one, Hawaii, is located west of the Mississippi River. And Hawaii only qualifies for $75 million in funding, compared to $700 million for New York.
The U.S. Senate is currently considering education jobs funding that could help save 138,000 educator jobs nationwide. We need you to encourage your Senators to support this important legislation by sharing your personal stories on how layoffs and other funding cuts are affecting you, your local schools, and your community.