People came out to intersections all along 5th Street in Rapid City Tuesday to protest Referred Law #16.
If passed, protesters say the law would establish a system of bonus' and merit pay for teachers. They say it would actually hurt a child's education because teachers would help each other less.
"We want to just build that awareness, that it's not a benefit to teachers, and what we do to further education with children. It would be restricting collaboration so teachers would be less likely to help other teachers and as a first year teacher, that's important, I need my colleagues to help me out," says Robbinsdale Elementary Teacher Brittany Condon.
Protesters say the law would also effect the amount of standardized testing done on students as well as teacher tenure.