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Election 2022

Our political leaders will know our priorities only if we tell them, again and again, and if those priorities begin to show up in the polls. — Peggy Noonan

As you get ready for the critical November 8 General Election, visit FEA's Voter Toolkit for election resources and endorsed candidates for local school boards, the Florida House and Florida Senate.

Visit the FEA Voter Toolkit

 

Our political leaders will know our priorities only if we tell them, again and again, and if those priorities begin to show up in the polls. — Peggy Noonan

As you get ready for the critical November 8 General Election, visit FEA's Voter Toolkit for election resources and endorsed candidates for local school boards, the Florida House and Florida Senate.

Election 2022

Visit FEA's Voter Toolkit

Standing up for public education

Voters throughout Florida showed their support for our students and educators in this year’s election, with referendums benefitting local public schools passing in multiple counties. Floridians want strong public schools! Let’s join together to ensure that every child can get the education they deserve and need at a fully staffed and well-funded public school. Finding solutions for the teacher and staff shortage can help our students succeed.

November is Native American Heritage Month

Each November, we honor and celebrate Native American Heritage Month. The National Endowment for the Humanities has created a teacher's guide to introduce you to the cultures and explore the histories of some groups within the over 5 million people who identify as American Indian in the United States, with resources designed for integration across humanities curricula and classrooms throughout the school year

Being called into a meeting with your supervisor or an administrator can seem daunting. It’s important to stay calm and remember your right to representation, also known as your “Weingarten Rights”

HB 7 & HB 1557 Guidance

During the 2022 legislative session several bills were passed that have had a chilling effect on what we teach in our classrooms and how we interact with our students. FEA has produced guidance on HB 1557, also known as the Don’t Say Gay bill, and information regarding your rights and frequently asked questions about teaching history. FEA believes that 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.

Learning Political Activism Starts Here

Taking an active role in our union and advocating for students can take many forms. One such example is Megan Betche, who has been teaching since 2004 but recently decided to step outside her comfort zone and run for political office. Hear her story on the latest episode of the FEA podcast, Educating from the Heart.

Get involved with the movement to protect public education!

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:

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Teachers

When given the resources and opportunity, teachers can use their training and experience to help every student unlock his or her full potential. Learn more about our teacher members.

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Education staff professionals

Valued education professionals interact with each student throughout the school day — all are a vital part of ensuring their success. Learn more about our education staff professional members.

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Higher education faculty and graduate assistants

Our higher ed members are committed to opportunity student success at the post-secondary level. Learn more about United Faculty of Florida.

Retirees

Finished with their professional journey, retired educators continue honoring their commitment to great public education for all students. Learn more about FEA-Retired.

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Education students

Student FEA represents the future educators of Florida. Their unwavering commitment to student success is the key to a bright future. Learn more about Student FEA.

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Early career educators

FEA engages early career educators through identifying and connecting their core values to our union values of integrity, advocacy, respect and empowerment. Learn more about FYRE.