FWCS to close for “Red for Ed” day

(Supplied/Indiana State Teachers Association)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Fort Wayne Community Schools has announced they plan on canceling classes for next week’s Red for Ed education rally in Indianapolis, after more than a third of the district’s teachers planning to attend.

The announcement comes after thousands of people signed a petition asking the school district to reconsider.

Our Partners in News at ABC 21 report that the petition on Change.org had more than 4,700 signatures as of last night. By 7am today that number had grown to more than 6,000.

The petition organizers said FWCS’s initial decision to remain open was “prohibitive” for teachers in the largest public school district in the state who want to ask lawmakers for better pay and changes in teacher evaluations.


  1. Ridiculous. Shows how important the education of children really is to these teachers. They just agreed to a collective bargaining agreement in September in which they got an annual increase. If that wasn’t enough for them, they should have gone on strike. Instead, they agreed. Only now they want more. So they didn’t really bargain in good faith, did they. Seems to me they are a bunch of liars when they agree to something but didn’t really mean it.

    I doubt my reply will be seen but I felt it needed saying.


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