Another red wave is underway in Virginia. #RedForEd is definitely a movement, and teachers, state by state, are standing up and voicing their demands and concerns. Will lawmakers in Virginia hear them?
About 2,500 educators and their supporters gathered on the steps of the Virginia Capitol Monday, demanding action from lawmakers to fund schools in a rally billed “Red for Ed.” This comes as the members of the House Appropriations Committee made a major announcement, backing a teacher pay raise proposed by Gov. Ralph Northam. One of the main concerns is teacher pay. The National Education Association ranks Virginia 34th in the nation for teacher pay, with an educator making about $9,000 less than the national estimated average for the 2017-2018 school year.