fbpx
Menu
Menu

Press Release

FEA statement on Gov. DeSantis’ comments on pay

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Education Association (FEA) President Fedrick Ingram released this statement today following Gov. DeSantis’ remarks Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Associated Press’s annual Legislative Planning Session:

“We are deeply disappointed to hear Gov. DeSantis dismiss the voices of the 145,000 teachers and education staff represented by our organization. This is not about partisan politics; it’s about building strong public schools and a better future for students. I think we can agree that Florida’s kids need qualified teachers and all the staff necessary to public schools. Our members know firsthand what it takes to retain and recruit educators. If the governor is serious about the issue of pay, we’d suggest he conduct a listening tour with teachers and education staff, much like what his administration has done with Common Core. Our door is open. We want to work with Gov. DeSantis to improve public schools.”

CONTACT: Joni Branch, (850) 201-3223 or (850) 544-7055

###

The Florida Education Association is the state’s largest association of professional employees, with more than 145,000 members. FEA represents pre K-12 teachers, higher education faculty, educational staff professionals, students at our colleges and universities preparing to become teachers and retired education employees. 

Overtesting of Florida’s Students

Part IV: Test Mania – How Florida Lost its Focus on What Matters in EducationFlorida’s students…

Read more about Overtesting of Florida’s Students

Annual Contracts: An Attack on Teacher Professionalism

Part III: Annual Contracts and Due Process   The first article in our series of how Florida’s education policies are…

Read more about Annual Contracts: An Attack on Teacher Professionalism

Best and Brightest Update

November 13 Update: The State Board of Education will be meeting on Friday, November 15…

Read more about this story

The Fund Our Future Bus Tour: 5 weeks, 3,580 miles and 55,000 people

Get the facts on our tour in support of public education, along with links to week-by-week chronicles documenting the stops, a roundup of media coverage, and tour-related FEA news releases.…

Read more about this story

The Bus Tour in the Media

FEA President Fedrick Ingram speaks with reporters during the Oct. 18 launch of the tour in Orlando. The red Fund Our Future bus made the news wherever it stopped, offering…

Read more about this story

Education Unions Stand with Florida Educators

As Florida educators continue to call on state legislators to Fund Our Future, education unions across the country are voicing their support and solidarity. AFT Connecticut: FEA's fight is our fightAs…

Read more about this story

While the governor proposes a stay-the-course plan, we have a truly bold vision for Florida’s schools

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Education Association (FEA) is calling for a truly bold vision for…

Read more about this story

FEA reacts to DeSantis bonus plan announcement

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Education Association (FEA) was disappointed to learn Thursday that what Gov.…

Read more about this story

FEA statement on Gov. DeSantis’ comments on pay

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Education Association (FEA) President Fedrick Ingram released this statement today following Gov.…

Read more about this story