FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Several demonstrations were held across Northeast Indiana in support of Red for Ed Action Day.
Dozens of people gathered in front of the Allen County Courthouse from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for a local Red for Ed rally. Supporters wore red, held signs and chanted as cars passing by honked their horns.
Southwest Allen County Schools did not close for Tuesday’s Red for Ed rally in Indianapolis. At Covington Elementary, a gathering took place outside the school where a chant of “Red for Ed” could be heard.
Similar events took place at other Southwest Allen schools.
The South Adams Community Teacher Association organized a meeting and a walk-in on the south side of the school.
In LaGrange County the community was invited to hear a presentation on the current state of Indiana’s education system Monday night, ahead of the rally.
Administrators at East Noble County Schools encouraged teachers to participate in a personal letter-writing campaign to share their advocacy efforts with legislators to ensure their individual voice is heard.
An estimated half of Indiana’s nearly 300 school districts were closed while their teachers attend Tuesday’s rally on the same day legislators gathered for 2020 session organization meetings.
Fort Wayne Community Schools and East Allen County Schools were among them.
Educators in districts across northeast Indiana were encouraged to wear red.