Thursday, March 3, 2011

Save Indiana's Schools Rally

Saturday, March 5
2:30 p.m. Indianapolis Time
Indiana Statehouse - West Side Steps

The General Assembly continues to debate pending education legislation that, if passed, will have devastating consequences for public school students and teachers. All Hoosiers need to continue to let our legislators know the consequences of their actions.  As part of ISTA's continuing efforts to organize against the negative legislation being proposed, they are hosting a second statewide rally in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 5 at 2:30 p.m.

NEA Secretary-Treasurer Becky Pringle will be joining Hoosier educators at this important event.

This is another important opportunity to show lawmakers and all of the citizens of our state that PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS CONTINUE TO STAND TOGETHER AND FIGHT FOR INDIANA'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Plan now to gather your family and friends to attend the Rally for Public Education in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 5 at 2:30 p.m. Indianapolis time.  Bring handmade signs and banners! Because we will be outside, there are no restrictions on signs. There is a hope that that all signs and banners be positive not derogatory.


Note: Indiana Citizens is not a member of or affiliated with ISTA or any union but supports this public show of support for Indiana teachers and true public education in the state.


  1. By posting this advertisement for the union rally, with evocative encouragement to "gather your family and friends," you support the union's activities by default.

  2. I attended this rally on March 5th with an optimistic attitude. I was ashamed and embarrassed to find that the roup of educators and parents present was extraordinarily rude; many of the signs contained nothing but political slurs and ad hominem attacks rather than constructive suggestions for political reform. The teachers left considerable garbage all around the statehouse and its grounds. I, for one, hold enormous respect for the legislators who ARE TRYING TO IMPROVE OUR SCHOOLS, even while I do not agree with their particular methods of doing so. Childish complaining, in the absence of polite respect for the institutions responsible for affecting change, is not credible and will not produce the desired change. If the goal of the rally was to prove just how contentious and boorish teachers may be, then it was a runaway success. Maybe next time we can take the high road in lieu of immaturity.