Day 13: Tuesday, November 12
The fourth week of the bus tour started in Brevard County having breakfast with retirees and meeting with other public education stakeholders.
Started the day at @BFTeachers for a breakfast meeting with retirees, elected officials, community members and school district staff. We had a great conversation about the importance of properly funding our public schools. Thanks to the BFT leadership for hosting! #4EveryStudent pic.twitter.com/CrL7mUZbDi— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 12, 2019
Next was a visit to Stone Middle School in Melbourne.
Finally, the day ended with a Brevard Federation of Teachers membership meeting.
We are ending the day at a @BFTeachers membership meeting. The energy has been fantastic! FEA President @fedingram even made a virtual appearance. These members and their families are joining us on January 13th. Will you? #4EveryStudent pic.twitter.com/6LGlCDQnJp— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 12, 2019
Day 13 wrap-up:
Evening check in from the first day of week 4. We’ve seen so many commitment cards being signed by those planning on attending on January 13 in Brevard County. Hope you’re one of them - we will see you there! #4EveryStudent @andrewsparfea @cgauronskas @fedingram pic.twitter.com/SYuVxHgEkw— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 13, 2019
Day 14: Wednesday, November 13
The day started with speaking to students at Okeechobee High school.
We got to see some truly amazing career and technical training at Westwood High School in Ft. Pierce
What a phenomenal visit at Westwood Academy m. This school made the rest of us want to go back! The pharmacy tech, CNA and robotics programs were amazing, and we loved hearing from students in Leader In Me. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for these kids. #4EveryStudent pic.twitter.com/8qDZ6gkY3P— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 13, 2019
The day concluded with a student panel in Palm Beach.
Ended the day at @PBCCTA with a student panel moderated by radio talk show host and comedian @PeteDominick! These kids have excellent stories, and hearing them reaffirms what we do every day as educators. #4EveryStudent pic.twitter.com/cjvgqRJFa3— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 14, 2019
Day 14 wrap-up:
Evening check-in. Thank you so much for all who came to meet with us in Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties! We will continue making our way south tomorrow in Dade, with some special guests in tow. See you there! #4EveryStudent @fedingram @andrewsparfea @cgauronskas pic.twitter.com/p27hSVYr2j— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 14, 2019
Day 15: Thursday, November 14
This morning saw public education advocates come together in Miami.
Progressive leaders lunch at the @UTD_AFT1974 building. Several groups from the Miami area have joined together for an important conversation about issues we all care about, including public education. #4EveryStudent pic.twitter.com/uQJLy37f2P— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 14, 2019
We were joined by two very special guests, Liz Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO and Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers for a steward meeting for the United Teachers of Dade.
Thank you so much to @AFTunion Pres @rweingarten and @AFLCIO Secr-Treas @lizshuler for joining us at the @UTD_AFT1974 steward meeting. There was also a special appearance by comedian @StandUpWithPete. We are fired up and ready to go to Tallahassee on January 13! #4EveryStudent pic.twitter.com/Aca8NqA82Q— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 15, 2019
Day 15 wrap-up:
Evening check-in! Today was such an energizing day in Miami. The tour continues in So Fla tomorrow in Broward county. Join us on the tour, and then make a trip to Tallahassee on January 13! Sign up at https://t.co/BS3DSPQ8iG. #4EveryStudent @fedingram @andrewsparfea @cgauronskas pic.twitter.com/2cOg2QPnB1— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 15, 2019
Day 16: Friday, November 15
The trip to Broward included a press conference that spoke to to issues impacting students and educators in Florida and attending a Broward Teachers Union stewards meeting.
.@BrowardTeachers, you outdid yourselves. Excellent rep meeting & press conference. We were joined by @bccptaptsa, @StandUpWithPete, Sup @RobertwRuncie & Rep @ShevrinJones. Thanks for the support! We’ll see you 1/13. Let’s keep working together to #FundOurFutureFL! #4EveryStudent pic.twitter.com/mgLFtWHFOl— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 15, 2019
Day 16 wrap-up:
Day 17: Saturday November 16
Another opportunity to engage in conversations with community members and public education advocates was on the agenda in Monroe County.
Thanks so much to United Teachers of Monroe for hosting the community conversation today! We had a great time speaking to all of the members of the community. #4EveryStudent @fedingram @andrewsparfea @cgauronskas pic.twitter.com/UVkUevk6Lm— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) November 17, 2019
Day 18: Sunday, November 17
A visit to New Birth Baptist Church in Miami was a fitting end to week four of the #FundOurFutureFL bus tour.