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Interview with Indiana State Teachers Association President ahead of Red for Ed Day

Posted at 11:44 AM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 11:44:48-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The President of the Indiana State Teachers Association, Keith Gambill, is preparing for possibly one of the biggest demonstrations in decades at the capital.

The top three issues Gambill talked about on behalf of Hoosier teachers live on RTV6 was teacher pay, opposition to the uses of ILearn to evaluate teachers and school, and the repeal of externship requirement.

Click on the video above to watch the full interview.

Gov. Eric Holcomb says his office is seeking to ensure Indiana attracts and retains top teachers, and point to the governor's record.

Governor Holcomb launched a commission this year to make recommendations on teacher pay in 2020. He used $150 million in-state reserves to pay off a pension liability that schools fund, which is helping with teacher salaries.

The governor also signed a two-year budget, which included $763 million in total new money for K-12 education.

Plus, the governor is also opposed to using the results from the new I Learn tests to be used to evaluate teachers or determine school grades.

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