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The Advocate Archives

The Advocate is the official publication of the Florida Education Association. A service to FEA members, The Advocate is published biannually by FEA. Click on the covers below to jump to that issue.

Fall 2021

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Fall 2021

Cover Story: They love their students — will they stay?

We talk to four early career educators about what they love about their work, what needs to change and what they think about their futures in Florida’s public schools. Rebecca Schempp started teaching the school year that Covid struck. “My biggest thing,” she says, “is to not give up on yourself.”

This story appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of The Advocate

Spring 2021

Cover Story: A ‘rock star’ of advocacy

Now 92, the “Legendary Ulysses Floyd” has been standing up for students, educators and public schools for more than six decades, from the time he entered the classroom in 1958 to the Zooming reality of today. “I can’t see myself not being a part of what’s going on.”

$200 Million in Florida’s Budget For Salaries Doesn’t Go Far Enough for Educators

Tallahassee, Fla. (June 12, 2024) – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis has signed Florida’s budget, which still doesn’t go far enough to support parents, teachers and education staff professionals in the state.“Florida is…

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Florida Education Leaders Discuss Teacher Pay

https://youtu.be/Jyk0Uq4Rz_EFlorida education leaders held a virtual press conference today to discuss the current state of public education in Florida and Florida's dismal average teacher salary ranking.Florida ranks #50 in the…

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Florida Teacher Pay Sinks in National Rankings

New data released today shows Florida’s average teacher pay dropped from being ranked #48 in the nation last year to #50 (out of the 50 states and D.C., only West…

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FEA leadership: We stand united for our students

Let us say first, we are honored to lead this organization and to have you as a member.

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Help for kids who are hurting

Through Steve’s Club, Cori Lake Walls wants to ensure no grieving student goes unnoticed or unheard

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$1,200 worth of turkeys and a lot of love

Lakisha Ayers-White and her student volunteers provide supplies for Thanksgiving dinners with all the trimmings to dozens of union families

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