Tell Your Representative to VOTE NO on HB 25: An Anti-Union Bill Which Silences the Voices of Florida’s Educators
HB 25 is another attempt to take away workers’ rights by decertifying public unions whose membership falls below an arbitrarily set percentage. The bill is particularly ugly because it is clearly aimed primarily at silencing the voices of Florida’s teachers and education staff professionals.
Ask your senator to VOTE NO on SB 1172 by Sen. Galvano
SB 1172 would allow students who make a report of bullying, harassment or criminal victimization to get a voucher to attend an “eligible private school.” Though well-intended the bill would be ineffective in addressing bullying or harassment among K-12 students and ultimately would reward the bully and punish the victim.
Speak Up on Institutional Racism
Institutional racism is deeply ingrained in our school system due to the flaws in our education system that don’t bridge the gaps in access and opportunity, they expand them. If we do not address this in our own schools and communities nothing will change. Our students deserve better, and we must lead the change.
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Use the action bar above and like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and join our mailing list. Start using the hashtag #BetterSchoolsFL when discussing Florida’s education system on social media networks. Together we can be a strong voice for better schools, for smaller class sizes, for the return of arts and athletics, and for support for teachers and educators who work hard every single day.
Contact Your Lawmakers
The Florida legislature is made up of local representatives who are supposed to serve YOU…not the special interests in Tallahassee. Contact your legislators and participate in creating a better future for Florida schools.
Contact the Media
You can make a difference in your community by making your voice heard and raising awareness about our public school system and the impact it has on your children. Follow our short guide on contacting your local media.
Tell a Friend
Help us grow. If we are to make a difference for our public schools and for our kids, we must increase the number of people who care and are willing to act. Please notify your friends by e-mail, Facebook or Twitter. Send them our link and encourage them to become part of our team.