Dr. Woody Myers Stands With Indiana Teachers

Dr. Woody Myers Stands With Indiana Teachers

Indianapolis, IND – Indiana Candidate for Governor Dr. Woody Myers is attending the Red for Ed Action Day at the Indiana Statehouse in support of Indiana’s public school teachers. Teachers are rallying for better pay, the repeal of a new professional development requirement and to ask lawmakers to make good on promises to hold schools and teachers harmless from state test scores. 

“Indiana teachers make significantly less than those in surrounding states,” said Myers. “It’s past time that we, as a state, change that fact. Educators should not need a side hustle or to live with their parents to make ends meet. We should treat them as the trained, college-educated professionals that they are and compensate them accordingly.” 

Myers is also a former teacher, having taught students at several medical schools, including the Indiana University School of Medicine. He stands in solidarity with Hoosier K-12 teachers.

“I know first-hand that teaching is incredibly hard work,” said Myers. “We ask our public school teachers to give our children a solid foundation for the future, which is hard to do when our educators don’t have a solid financial foundation and they are forced to work second jobs. As your governor, I would work with the Indiana General Assembly to change that so teachers can focus on making sure our kids are prepared for college and careers.”

Today’s Red for Ed Action Day coincides with the legislature’s annual Organization Day.

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