CHANDLER, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Students in the Chandler Unified School District will be holding a rally tomorrow as part of the "Red for Ed" campaign that aims to help raise teacher pay.
About 50 teachers and other community members were at Tumbleweed Park to work on gaining more support from residents in the area. They were seen working on posters and writing on cars with "Red for Ed" on the windows for the upcoming rallies.
"It's very frustrating. We're 50th in the entire nation in salary, and 48th in funding. Our kids deserve better, Our teachers deserve better. We're losing hundreds and hundreds of teachers in Chandler, probably, based on, they can't live here, they can't afford to live here," said Corey Swint, a sixth grade teacher.
"We had a bunch of teachers and community members here helping paint their cars and also make signs for their rally on Wednesday," said Katie Nash, a high school teacher.
CUSD's Red for Ed rally will be at 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. marching in solidarity on March 26.
On Wednesday March 28, there will be a larger rally at the Capitol from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.