FEA and Our Members Speaking Up
The response to the recent order from Gov. DeSantis and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran has been swift. FEA and President Fedrick Ingram have been steadfast in advocating for decisions to be based on science and safety and not anything else. Earlier this week, he was on CNN with Tracy Merlin, an elementary school teacher from Broward County. See the video clip here.
FEA update (July 2 update): To comply with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, FEA staff will be working remotely through August 3. Please frequently check back for further updates. FEA staff will continue to be available through email, phone and voicemail. During this difficult time, FEA is committed to advocating for the wellbeing of our members and students. We will continue to provide you information on COVID-19’s impact on the state of education, notices from the Florida Department of Education, and the end of the legislative session. Thank you and stay well.
Teacher Salary Plan
Wednesday, June 24th, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 641 into law. Among other things, this bill contains $500 million for educator raises. We know there are lots of questions about how this will impact you; click here for an FAQ on this law.
A big win for FEA members
A federal judge has agreed with the AFT that Betsy DeVos must be held accountable for the public service loan forgiveness debacle during her time as the US Secretary of Education.
This ruling came in response to lawsuit filed by eight AFT members, Weingarten and the national union in July 2019, alleging gross mismanagement and out-and-out sabotage of the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Read more here..
Get involved with the movement to protect public education!
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The Florida Education Association recognizes the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers as an unspeakable tragedy. Sadly, police brutality against the Black community has been an ever-present occurrence;… Read more about this story
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Education Association (FEA) President Fedrick Ingram emailed the following letter to Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran today. Dear Commissioner Corcoran: We appreciate the monumental task that lies… Read more about this story
Florida Education Association members believe in the bold promise of public education for all. Together we stand up and speak out for student success, opportunity and professional excellence.
United, our nearly 150,000 members make up the the state’s largest labor union of professional employees and are each committed to helping every student unlock their full potential. Here’s how: