Red for Ed: Raising Our Voices, Protecting Public Schools


Total messages of support for UTLA and OEA educators as of January 17th

Want to send your own message of support to educators fighting for public education?

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California #RedForEd Highlights and Resources:

CTA President Eric Heins joined fellow educators for their Walk-In at Rosa Parks K-8 in Sacramento 


1/22/19 UPDATE: On Tuesday morning, UTLA announced a Tentative Agreement has been reached with LAUSD. Members on strike will now vote on the TA. STAY TUNED!

Must read: L.A. Students Win: UTLA reaches Tentative Agreement, California Educator 

Resources and highlights from the strike line:

Take Action: Pass a Resolution in Support of OEA and UTLA

Your local chapter can take action to show solidarity with OEA and UTLA – pass a resolution of support! Sample resolution here. 

Solidarity with Oakland Educators Fighting for their Students

Thousands marched the streets of Oakland for public education on January 12. See below for highlights from the march and next steps:

  • Follow OEA on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates and beautiful photos from their community actions and art builds. 
  • Take Action! Oakland Educators fighting for quality public education for their students were met with news in December that Oakland Unified School District used performance evaluations to punish one of their fellow union activists. Take action today to demand OUSD stop retaliation against Kampala Taiz-Rancifer is a veteran OUSD teacher at EnCompass Academy. Sign their petition today.
  • Must Read & Watch: Oakland Unified Teachers, Students Participate in Walkout, March, NBC Bay Area

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But today we also see budgets being cut, overcrowded classrooms and outdated materials.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


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