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Florida Education Association members are the experts when it comes to public education.

We know that when professional educators are allowed to nurture their students’ natural curiosity, imagination and love of learning, those students will grow to become the leaders, thinkers and artists of tomorrow.

Sadly, we also know that for more than two decades, Florida’s students, educators and public schools have been under attack by certain politicians in the Legislature. Schools have been underfunded, students have been over-tested, and teachers and education staff professionals have been disrespected.

For the sake of our students and our professions, we must come together, organize and take collective action.

Our members stand up and speak out for every student’s right to a great public education:

  • 2022 Legislative Session – This is where you can keep up with everything that lawmakers are doing this year that will affect our students, public schools and school employees. Find bill numbers, committee agendas, talking points and more for important legislation. 
  • Take Action! Reach out right now and make your voice heard on high-priority issues facing educators. FEA will help you connect.
  • Class Size – Florida’s voters have twice voted to keep our public school classes small enough for educators to connect with each and every student.
  • Higher Education – Faculty and graduate assistants at Florida’s colleges and universities are committed to academic excellence, a strong faculty voice and academic freedom.
  • Private School Vouchers – Parents and educators believe handing public dollars to privately-managed charter and voucher schools is short-sighted and unfair.
  • Privatization – Education staff professionals are a critical part of every public school district. Privatizing services wastes money and threatens the well-being of our students
  • Retirement Security – The Florida Retirement System is among the nation’s strongest retirement funds. It should be protected and expanded to honor the work of our public servants.
  • Teacher & Staff Shortage – Florida’s critical teacher and school staff shortage has very real impacts on our state’s students
  • Teacher Evaluations – Professional educators want to be the best, but need to be evaluated fairly and on the things that matter.
  • Testing – Teachers invented testing but know that they are best used for assessment and improvement — not shaming and blaming like Florida’s runaway testing system.

In the spirit of Dr. King

The St. Johns Education Association honors the civil rights leader each year by lifting up students and strengthening relationships in its community. More than 50 artworks were submitted for the…

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Celebrating American Education Week 2022

Strong public schools are the birthright of every American. No matter where we live or what we look like, our children deserve a high quality education in their neighborhood public…

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Cover story: Driving to success

Becoming a school bus driver set Cor’Darius Jones, now the “Mr. Bus Driver” of social media fame, on a remarkably rewarding path.

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While the governor seeks to divide, we seek to unite

Gov. DeSantis continues to show that anyone who is not in lockstep with him will face his ire. Whether the target is Disney, an elected state attorney, school board members,…

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FEA announces ESP of the Year

The Florida Education Association is pleased to recognize Nelly Henjes, president of the Pinellas Education Support Professional Association, as the 2023 FEA ESP of the Year.Henjes brings years of experience…

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Ad campaign celebrates education staff professionals

TALLAHASSEE — In conjunction with the day set aside during American Education Week to honor education staff professionals, the Florida Education Association (FEA) today announces the launch of a new…

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