"The contract, which includes the first pay raise IPS teachers have had in five years, happened because teachers took the lead."
Teaching Policy Fellowship alumni Abby Taylor, Tina Ahlgren, LaMeca Perkins-Knight, and Eddie Rangel launched Elevate IPS, a teacher-led campaign to raise teacher pay in Indianapolis. They succeeded in making a new contract and pay raises a reality. Their effort also resulted in a major milestone for Indianapolis Public Schools: IPS is now the first district in the nation to use collective bargaining to add significant teacher leadership roles to the contract. Read Teachers are Leading the Change in IPS to learn more about Abby's experience.