fbpx

Healthcare

Florida’s students are facing a healthcare crisis. A recent report from the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University shows that Florida has an estimated 325,000 children without insurance, which is an uninsured rate of 7.3%.

Any educator can tell you that when students are not feeling well, it is much more difficult for them to learn. But, it is not just educators’ common sense that tells us this. There is plenty of research as well. One of the core messages of the Center for Disease Control’s Health and Academic Achievement report is, “Healthy students are better on all levels of academic achievement: academic performance, education behavior, and cognitive skills and attitudes.”

As educators, we recognize that in order to meet students’ academic needs, we must ensure that their physical and mental health needs are taken care of as well. This is why we cannot support a system that treats healthcare as a privilege; we must insist that access to healthcare is a right for all students and for all Americans.

This is why we join with both of our national unions, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, as well as the AFL-CIO to support federal legislation which is why we support legislation that guarantees health care as a human right through an improved Medicare for All.

SB 1014/HB 835

Stop the attacks on educators' freedom Senate Bill 1014 is an attempt to divide educators…

Read more about this story

Senate Bill 84

Protect retirement security Senate Bill 84 would destabilize the Florida Retirement System (FRS) and put…

Read more about this story

Senate Bill 48

Stop Senate Bill 48 Our students and schools deserve more, not less. Tell Senators to…

Read more about this story

A message from the new FEA President

New FEA President Andrew Spar discusses FEA’s work, his path to becoming president and his vision for FEA’s future, in a letter to FEA members.

Read more about this story

A message from your outgoing president

This time of year, just prior to Labor Day, is always a time of transition for all of us involved in education. The beginning of the school year is a…

Read more about this story

Reopen Survey Results

We asked. You answered.Thursday July 16 through Monday July 21, FEA surveyed educators and parents to get their sense of comfort level with regards to returning to school campuses this fall.…

Read more about this story

FEA statement on emergency order regarding testing

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Education Association (FEA) President Andrew Spar released this statement Friday in response…

Read more about this story

‘As a teacher, I feel attacked’

Educators speak out in new FEA ads about assault on their freedoms TALLAHASSEE — The…

Read more about this story

Teachers and support staff all deserve a reward

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Education Association (FEA) appreciates that Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to show…

Read more about this story