fbpx

Mission Vision Values Goals

Vision

To be the united voice for excellence in public education in Florida.

Mission

  • Advocate the right to a free, quality public education for all.
  • Empower and support local affiliates.
  • Advance professional growth, development and status of all who serve the students in Florida’s public schools, colleges, and universities.
  • Engage our members and communities to ensure that all students learn and succeed in a diverse world.

Core Values

These core values define the enduring character of FEA. They influence everything we do:

  • Integrity: Demonstrating personal and collective responsibility and accountability for our actions.
  • Respect: Valuing and respecting the diversity among individuals and locals.
  • Empowerment: Empowering education professionals through organization, mobilization, collective action and solidarity.
  • Advocacy: Vigorously advocating for public education and our members.

Strategic Goals

The FEA strategic goals are of equal organizational importance and priority. The numbering of these goals is for ease of reference only and is not intended to reflect any prioritization of these goals.

  1. Set the standard for excellence in public education in Florida.
  2. Be the most influential voice in the public education policy debate.
  3. Engage supporters of public education.
  4. Change the policy-making climate.
  5. Empower and engage FEA locals as advocates for our members and for public education.
  6. Be a responsive, efficient and credible organization.
  7. Provide quality professional and leadership development.
  8. Build a growing membership organization.
  9. Embrace gender, ethnic and cultural diversity.

Cover Story: They love their students — will they stay?

As Florida’s school districts continue to experience difficulties in recruiting and retaining teachers and education staff, FEA decided to talk to a handful of early career educators about why they…

Read more about Cover Story: They love their students — will they stay?

Andrew Spar: Building relationships is key to lifting up our students, schools and professions

Another school year is upon us, and I am sure we all have been hoping for the same thing — a normal school year. The past year and half have…

Read more about Andrew Spar: Building relationships is key to lifting up our students, schools and professions

Carole Gauronskas: May we face our challenges with renewed passion

As we go forward into a new school year, I would like to take a few moments to look back over the past 18 months. First, I want to recognize…

Read more about Carole Gauronskas: May we face our challenges with renewed passion

St. Petersburg College Faculty Vote to Unionize

Faculty at St. Peterburg College (SPC) have spoken and by a vote of 193-56 established the 34th chapter of the United Faculty of Florida (UFF). With 295 eligible voters, 84…

Read more about St. Petersburg College Faculty Vote to Unionize

Poll shows Floridians united on strong public schools

The challenges facing Florida’s public schools this fall are acute — a pandemic that continues to create disruption and tragedy on campuses and in communities, a shortage of nearly 9,000…

Read more about Poll shows Floridians united on strong public schools

Reducing high-stakes testing is a win for students, schools

Today’s move to drop high-stakes Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) testing in the 2022-2023 school year is a big win for our students and public schools. It will free up time…

Read more about Reducing high-stakes testing is a win for students, schools