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Devastation in Texas

Floridians are no strangers to the catastrophic effects of hurricanes. The devastation Harvey has brought to Texas families is staggering. Recovery will take months, perhaps years. During that time hundreds of thousands of Texas students will be displaced from their schools and homes – some may not have homes to go back to. We can [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|General News|0 Comments

DeVos is not the leader our public schools need

Below is a press release that was sent out today about tomorrow’s visit by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. FEA: DeVos is not the leader our public schools need TALLAHASSEE – Florida Education Association (FEA) President Joanne McCall today criticized the scheduled visit Tuesday to Tallahassee by President Trump’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos. “It’s no [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|General News|0 Comments

#Charlottesville

It is a horrible time in our country when bigotry and racism are accepted practices.  We are Americans.  We come from all walks of life and all races.  This is the land of the free and the place where people from anywhere in the world can come pursue their dreams. This is not the place for those who pedal [...]

By | August 14th, 2017|General News|Comments Off on #Charlottesville

Welcome Back!

As teachers and education staff professionals all across Florida prepare for students to return, we at the FEA want to wish everyone a safe and wonderful school year.  We know that we educate 2.8 million students across this state. We know that public education is the cornerstone of our democracy and education is the key.  We know [...]

By | August 11th, 2017|General News|Comments Off on Welcome Back!

A lot accomplished in a short amount of time!

Yesterday was an amazing day with my partner Fedrick Ingram. We started the day early with our AFT executive council meeting...from there we hopped on buses and rallied on the lawn of the Capital with President Randi Weingarten leading the charge with a hundred of our AFT family from across the country. There were no [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|General News|Comments Off on A lot accomplished in a short amount of time!

What’s a summer break?

Totally awesome professional development happening all week at the Schultz Center in Jacksonville! This is a jump start to FEA's professional development. Shout out to DTU for helping secure the facility, helping with logistics and providing awesome member trainers. Almost 90 dedicated educators giving up an entire week of their summer for no pay to [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|General News|Comments Off on What’s a summer break?

Press Release: HB 7069 another bad school law

FEA: HB 7069 another bad school law Florida Education Association (FEA) President Joanne McCall expressed her disappointment today that Gov. Rick Scott signed House Bill 7069 into law, saying that it’s the latest in a line of bad legislation designed to undermine Florida’s public schools. “The implementation of HB 7069 will do harm to our [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|General News|Comments Off on Press Release: HB 7069 another bad school law

My episode on “Florida This Week”

Had a great discussion on "Florida This Week" about all aspects of education. Click here to watch.

By | March 5th, 2017|General News, In My Opinion, Legislative Session|Comments Off on My episode on “Florida This Week”

Every student, every school, every day.

I have spent many days over the past year visiting public schools throughout Florida that state education officials say need the most help. The state makes its determination about these schools based almost entirely on test scores – and they don’t dig any deeper than that. What I saw at our Priority Schools and learned [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|General News, In My Opinion|Comments Off on Every student, every school, every day.

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." That goal is what we strive for each and every day for every student in every school. Today our nation is commemorating the legacy [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|General News|Comments Off on Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.