This year I held my very first Delegate Assembly as President of the Florida Education Association, and what an event it was. A former president, a candidate for Senate, a moving session on institutional racism and tons of new business items – we had it all. The FEA Delegate Assembly held last weekend (October 20-22) [...]
"Finally taking a moment to post about my first FEA Delegate Assembly as the President of the Florida Education Association. I wanted to soak up and capture every moment. We had over 1000 delegates and guests attend the 2016 DA...we were fortunate to have the 42nd POTUS speak to us, had a serious discussion around [...]
FEA rallied in the Capitol courtyard for public education on January 14th.
Opinion Editorial by Joanne McCall. Click here to view. Published by Context Florida, The Ocala Star Banner and newspapers in Charlotte County. The Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation had a story to tell last week about education improvement. Like politicians, they don’t let facts get in the way when making their case. In its new [...]
FEA Press Release from March 1st. What’s “historic” just isn’t what it used to be. Like Gov. Rick Scott did when he laid out his budget proposal, legislative leaders are currently touting the education budget numbers that they’ve agreed on as “historic.” Their rationale is that the total amount allocated for public schools in the [...]
I answered some questions about opting out of standardized testing. Read my email to teachers below. Dear Colleague: Testing season has begun with the Florida Standards Assessments writing exam. With the renewal of Florida’s massive state testing program come increasing calls to just opt out of the tests. We, as educators in the classroom understand [...]
With only two days remaining in the 2016 legislative session, the Legislature is poised to take a final vote on the budget by Friday. Just a 1 percent increase in this year's education budget is NOT "historic". If the Legislature really wants to be “historic”, they would provide our districts, schools and teachers the adequate [...]