Know your rights: #TeachTruth
We believe that students need to be taught our nation’s full history. By learning the good and the bad, students can gain the knowledge they need to help create a better future as we continue to strive towards a more perfect union. This guide created in partnership with AFT and NEA makes clear what your rights are and provides answers to frequently asked questions about teaching history in the light of recent legislative attempts to censor the full truth of our nation’s past.
HB 1557 Guidance
FEA will always stand for the civil rights of all Floridians, including LGBTQ+ students, staff and their families. Despite attempts from certain politicians to pit one group against another, we will not allow ourselves to be divided. Our strength is in our unity, and we will continue to focus on our core mission of making sure every child receives the education they deserve and need regardless of race, zip code, income, disability status, gender, or sexual orientation. Read our latest guidance on HB 1557, also known as the Don’t Say Gay bill here.
Op-ed: We must retain experienced teachers, while attracting new ones
“The people who devote their careers to educating and nurturing students deserve it. We ask that the new education commissioner stand with our schools against politicians who would drive a wedge between parents and educators for the sake of political gain.”
Read FEA President Andrew Spar’s full editorial here.
Defending Intellectual Freedom
The United Faculty of Florida, an FEA affiliate, has been defending the civil and constitutional liberties of the higher education community since 1968. Today, it is at the forefront of new battles to protect academic freedom and free speech on university and college campuses throughout Florida.
Get involved with the movement to protect public education!
This column was originally published on Feb. 20, 2022, by the South Florida Sun Sentinel. By ANDREW GOTHARD, UFF President The beatings will continue until morale improves. Such is the… Read more…
University of Florida students and faculty gather Nov. 12, 2021, to advocate for free speech and academic freedom. The United Faculty of Florida, FEA’s higher education affiliate, has stepped forward… Read more…
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 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: