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Fund Our Future

Fund Our Future is a statewide campaign to advocate for and shine a light on the needs of Florida’s public school students.
After 20 years, we are clearly at a crisis point, and too many of our children — Florida’s future — are not receiving the educational opportunities promised to them. 

We believe the path to achieving a world-class education system is grounded in three principles: 
Student success, with goals such as ensuring safe learning environments, providing needed services, reducing class sizes, and prioritizing real learning over rote learning and high-stakes testing.
Our public schools, in order to raise per-pupil spending to at least the national average, pay for initiatives mandated by the Legislature, and provide fair funding for districts and competitive salaries for our educators.
Retention and recruitment, so that school districts can attract and keep the qualified teachers and staff who are fundamental to student success and achievement.
All three of these principles support one overarching goal: Fund Our Future.

Locked out, but never knocked out

Despite pandemic restrictions, FEA members found numerous ways to speak up for students, public education, and our freedoms and working conditions

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Cover Story: The advocate’s advocate

From the time he entered the classroom in 1958, Ulysses Floyd has been working to improve conditions for Florida’s students and educators.

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Andrew Spar: We continue the fight for Florida to ‘Fund Our Future’

So many of the events of the past year have had a profound effect on our lives. I’d like to begin with a review.Last January, we came to Tallahassee and…

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Rule must show our students and educators some respect

The Florida Education Association believes that all our students deserve the best education possible. We believe further that educators deserve professional respect — for their earned expertise in teaching, for…

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A good budget for the times, but significant investment still needed

Given the challenges presented to Florida’s finances by the coronavirus pandemic, the state budget signed today stands as a victory for public education — with caveats.  

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Federal funds can lift up all the people in our schools

Teachers, education staff, parents and our communities have come together over the past 14 months to ensure that our students had as much support as we could offer. The Florida…

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