Welcome back educators! It is hard to believe that summer is coming to a close and the sound of school bells are already ringing in the 2017-18 school year. Where has the summer gone? Many of you, I am sure, have not had much of a summer because of working other jobs, recertifying or just preparing [...]
FEA: Legislature missing the mark on education TALLAHASSEE – Florida Education Association (FEA) President Joanne McCall expressed concern today that the Legislature was missing an opportunity to make positive strides on reducing standardized testing, retaining the best teachers and properly funding the state’s public schools. Speaking with reporters in the final weeks of the state’s [...]
Had a great discussion on "Florida This Week" about all aspects of education. Click here to watch.
FEA rallied in the Capitol courtyard for public education on January 14th.
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 [...]