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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

Spring 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.”

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The November 8 General Election is just around the corner and education will be a central issue during this critical election season. The FEA Voter Toolkit has election resources and endorsed candidates for local school Boards, the Florida House and Florida Senate, and Governor.

Cover story: Driving to success

Becoming a school bus driver set Cor’Darius Jones, now the “Mr. Bus Driver” of social media fame, on a remarkably rewarding path.

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Andrew Spar: We must elect candidates who stand with our schools

If we want good policy and the freedom to do what is best for our kids, then we must participate in the political process and ensure that those elected to…

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Carole Gauronskas: More than ever, kids need support

Our students have lived through some of the most difficult days of their lives and are coming to us with enormous needs.

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Crist’s choice reaffirms commitment to students, educators

With his announcement today of a running mate, gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist reaffirmed and amplified his support for Florida’s students, educators and public schools.

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FEA recommends endorsement of Charlie Crist for governor

The Florida Education Association (FEA) announced today that the organization will recommend that the Florida AFL-CIO endorse U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist as the next governor of Florida. The federation of…

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NEA report: Florida’s teachers still among nation’s worst paid

As inflation grows and despite investments by the Legislature, Florida’s teachers remain stuck near the bottom nationally when it comes to average pay, according to new figures released today by…

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