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Fighting for Every Student, Every School, Every Day

Did your legislator protect public education during the last two legislative sessions? For the past two decades the Legislature has graded teachers, education staff professionals and schools, as well as students. The Florida Education Association decided it’s about time that legislators get a grade for their work as well. Click here to see how your state legislator scored.

For public education, the budget boils down to just 47 cents

To hear some Florida lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott tell it, public education came out a big winner in the 2018-2019 budget.

Big winner? Only if you can get excited about 47 cents.

Public education’s funding increase works out to a total of $101.50 per student across the state. Subtract from that all the money pegged for safety measures and other specific purposes, and education is left with an increase of 47 cents per pupil for the base student allocation.

Read more about how the budget worked out (or didn't) for education.

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