President Ford Responds to State of State

FEA President Andy Ford on Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State address....


TALLAHASSEE – Florida Education Association President Andy Ford had these comments on Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State address today:

“We welcome the governor’s efforts to increase teacher pay, especially in light of the fact that teachers and other school workers were docked 3 percent of their salary in 2011 so that the governor and the Legislature could balance the state budget.

“Teacher pay in Florida remains $10,000 below the national average, and that’s not competitive pay for a state that seeks to be a leader in economic development.”

The Florida Education Association is the state’s largest association of professional employees, with more than 140,000 members. FEA represents pre K-12 teachers,
higher education faculty, educational support professionals, students at our colleges and universities preparing to become teachers and retired education employees.

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