AAUP-Purdue sides in solidarity with the ISTA for increasing funding for public education

Submitted by AAUP Purdue on Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:26

On behalf of the Purdue-West Lafayette chapter of the American Association of University Professors, the chapter executive committee expresses its full support and solidarity with Indiana teachers and the Indiana State Teachers Association for better wages and working conditions. 

The ISTA is hosting a rally gathering at the Statehouse in Indianapolis November 19th.  The “Red for Ed” rally will draw thousands of teachers.  Many school districts in Indiana have already announced that they will close for the day, including the Lafayette School Corporation in our area.

AAUP Mission

The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post‐doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education; to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.

Stand Against the Ban

The AAUP strongly opposes Donald Trump's unconstitutional and discriminatory ban on entry into the United States for people from some Muslim-majority countries.

Large numbers of our students and faculty members are affected by administration’s ill-considered executive order, which violates so many American traditions and beliefs. We fear that the abuse of power we are witnessing will wreak havoc on our institutions of higher education.

We call on faculty, students, and all citizens to remain engaged in the struggle for justice on every campus and in every community. We call on all reasonable politicians to oppose against this administration’s discriminatory order. Add your name in solidarity.

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