Red for Ed: Raising Our Voices, Protecting Public Schools



Red For Ed in California

Resources for Educators and Community Allies

Get your red ready for our next #RedForEd Day of Action on February 15!

Oakland: Educators Prepare to Strike for their Students

Visit for updates on the fight in Oakland for quality public education for every student.  Take Action and send some solidarity to Oakland educators!

Richmond Teachers Call for Moratorium on Charter Schools Citing Need for Stronger Oversight, Transparency and Accountability

View their Resolution here.

Los Angeles: UTLA’s Historic & Victorious Strikes of 2019  

Why do we wear Red for Ed?

When we think about the promise of education today, we see the future leaders of our nation and the qualified educators who reach, teach and inspire them. We see classrooms with modern tools that help students prepare to make an impact on the world. We see students getting the support they need to thrive and educators having the support they need to serve.

Learn more about the current state of California’s public education here.

We see progress and hope.

But today we also see budgets being cut, overcrowded classrooms and outdated materials. We see educators working around the clock to make a difference in the lives of their students and standing up to lawmakers to ask for better pay and school funding. We’re raising our voices together for our students, for our schools and for ourselves as educators.

That’s why we’re wearing Red for Ed.

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Fighting for Our Students

Budget cuts and underfunding have made it harder for educators to prepare their students. Our students deserve better, and so do we. That’s why we push public officials to make funding decisions that better account for school needs.

Upholding Our Value

Students benefit from educators who know them by name, know their community and have a say in the policies that govern their schools. We must ensure that talented educators can afford to stay in the profession they love.

Advocating for Change

CTA and NEA gives educators a voice to advocate for the better pay, benefits and working conditions that have long been ignored. We deserve, and have earned, pay and benefits that match our expertise, education and professional experience.


Share on Social Media

  • Join our Facebook Take Action group
  • Use #RedForEd #RedForPublicED and #WeAreCTA on Twitter and Instagram

Sample Social Media Posts

Click to tweet→ I’m wearing #RedForEd today to support public education, our students and the teaching profession!

Click to tweet → We wear #RedForEd to support California teachers and educators across the country who are fighting for decent pay and the quality public education our students deserve! #WeAreCTA

Posters & Signs

Check out our #RedForEd Digital Toolkit here with shareable signs and graphics that can be printed. 

News + Links

#RedForEd Tweets

#RedForEd Gallery