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Florida educators see ‘teachable moment’ in election recounts

Broward educators, supported by students, school board members and PTA members, today came together to propose a draft civics curriculum for Florida students that uses the current recount as a ‘teachable moment,’ and emphasizes the importance of voters in the democratic process.

“My generation continues to see the strength of our democracy tested, and it’s more important than ever that our classrooms teach students that everyone has a voice and a vote,” said Mei-Ling Hoshing, a student at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. “As the rhetoric in Florida escalates, students should have a clear understanding of the efforts that take place to ensure every vote cast is counted.” Read more...

The good news? FEA members vote at a higher rate than the average Floridian. The even better news? Parents and voters trust what teachers and education staff professionals say is best for our public schools. They know that educators, not politicians, should be making classroom decisions to ensure student success.

You will be making many important decisions on the 2018 ballot that will affect our students, our schools and our communities for years. Click here to see where we've collected resources to help you make those decisions.

Fedrick Ingram elected FEA president

ORLANDO — Nearly 1,000 delegates attending the Florida Education Association’s annual Delegate Assembly have elected FEA Vice President Fedrick C. Ingram as the organization’s new president.

Ingram has served as FEA vice president for the past three years and succeeds Joanne McCall. Previously, Ingram was president of the United Teachers of Dade and spent 10 years in the classroom as a music teacher and band leader.

Elected along with Ingram at the Delegate Assembly were his election running mates, Andrew Spar and Carole Gauronskas. Spar, president of the Volusia United Educators and secretary-treasurer of the Florida AFL-CIO, was elected FEA vice president, succeeding Ingram in that role. Click here to read more.

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