Local teacher organizations and individual teachers have joined the Florida Education Association in suing the state over changes to its “union busting” law on Monday, the Tampa Bay Times reported. “We're not feeling defeated. We're feeling angry and we're ready to do something about it....Read More →
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The uptick in privately-funded charter schools shutting down due to performance standards is glaring. Florida's stu… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
The Florida Education Association, a consistent critic of Florida Republican education policy, has joined the growing list of organizations issuing lawmaker grades as a way to influence the political debate ahead of elections. Its marks, released late Monday, are unsurprisingly the nearly exact...Read More →
A local education activist group plans to protest outside of Sarasota County Schools’ administrative headquarters Tuesday afternoon in advance of a school board vote on a charter school applicant with ties to a controversial academic service provider. The group, Protect Our Public Schools,...Read More →
As superintendents and principles try to adhere to HB 7055, the broad language is already creating confusion across… twitter.com/i/web/status/1?
Options for Florida’s teachers to protest are limited-- which is why it is more important than ever to get to the p… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
Aiming to offset a new, more stringent state law governing teacher union rights, the United School Employees of Pasco launched a recruiting drive. Its goal: To get more than half of all eligible teachers to join before it has to renew its annual registration with the state. That's the...Read More →
Communities are fighting back against privately-funded charter schools, reminding lawmakers that their voices still… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
Raising salaries for the tens of thousands of K-12 public school teachers across Florida is the most pressing education issue political candidates running for office in 2018 should focus on. That’s according to the latest survey of the Florida Influencers — a group of 50 of the state’s...Read More →
Several days before the Florida Standards Assessments began near the end of the school year, 13 third-grade students suddenly transferred from the Palm Harbor Academy charter school to a newly created private school on the same school campus, run by Palm Harbor Academy governing board chairman the...Read More →
More candidates are beginning to take on the pledge to increase Florida’s teacher salary as it becomes one of the m… twitter.com/i/web/status/1?
It's time lawmakers were held accountable for their public education policies. Here's our definitive rankings.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1?
Florida's teacher salaries rank almost dead last in the nation. Martin County teachers are just one example of the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1?
Casey Swift, a media specialist at Bessey Creek Elementary School, told the Martin County School Board Tuesday her husband aspired to be a teacher. "But instead of cheering him on," she said, "I was suddenly horrified as I imagined what that would mean for our family." Specifically: A big pay...Read More →
Florida’s public school teachers’ yearly income is ranked the 45th worst nationally. That’s according to a poll by the National Education Association. The census also found the average teacher salary in Florida has decreased in the past decade by 12 percent. In response to these statistics,...Read More →
Public education activists rallied on Monday morning against a new Florida law that threatens the existence of teachers' unions. Standing in rain across the street from Hialeah Gardens city hall, representatives of the United Teachers of Dade denounced House Bill 7055, which requires that half...Read More →
Our teachers are pushing toward the 50% minimum, but we will need to maintain this strong effort if we want to prot… twitter.com/i/web/status/1?
Yesterday the FEA announced its salary pledge for all candidates and sitting legislators. As union members, please… twitter.com/i/web/status/1?
Florida’s teachers continue to protest HB 7055 which threatens to shut down unions that don’t maintain a 50% member… twitter.com/i/web/status/1?
Now that private-school scholarships for bullied Florida students are a reality, public school district leaders want to know exactly who will qualify for the available funds. They made clear Wednesday their concerns that the program could be ripe for abuse by families more interested in getting...Read More →
Teachers in five states have walked out in recent weeks. Would a strike happen in Florida? Probably not. But could education become a key political issue this year? It should. In West Virginia, teachers got a 5 percent raise after striking for two weeks. West Virginia, though, is one of 15...Read More →