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The Advocate

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.”

UFF leads fight for intellectual freedom

University of Florida students and faculty gather Nov. 12, 2021, to advocate for free speech and academic freedom. The United Faculty of Florida, FEA’s higher education affiliate, has stepped forward…

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Celebrating American Education Week

Neighborhood public schools are a vital part of our communities, and about 90 percent of Florida’s students are educated in public schools. Join us in celebrating public education and all…

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Op-ed: Curing Covid wouldn’t fix teacher, staff shortages

The reports of severe staffing shortages in our schools keep coming. In districts throughout the state, there aren’t enough people to teach, transport, feed and otherwise care for Florida’s students.…

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FEA event to celebrate American Education Week

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Education Association (FEA) will celebrate public education and educators with a gathering at its Tallahassee office on Tuesday, Nov. 16, as part of American Education Week.…

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FEA leadership affirmed, educators face future united

ORLANDO — Delegates to the 2021 Florida Education Association (FEA) Delegate Assembly reaffirmed the statewide union’s leadership on Friday, Oct. 15. President Andrew Spar, Vice President Carole Gauronskas and Secretary-Treasurer…

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Orlando Rep. Eskamani honored for leadership

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Education Association (FEA) has honored state Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, with the FEA Cesar Chavez Action & Commitment Award, which recognizes individuals who have shown outstanding…

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