fbpx

Fund Our Future Bus Tour: Week 4

November 12 (Brevard County)

November 13 (Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Palm Beach Counties)

November 14 (Miami-Dade County)

November 15 (Broward County) 

November 16 (Monroe County)

November 17 (Miami-Dade County)

Day 13: Tuesday, November 12

The fourth week of the bus tour started in Brevard County having breakfast with retirees and meeting with other public education stakeholders.

Next was a visit to Stone Middle School in Melbourne.

Finally, the day ended with a Brevard Federation of Teachers membership meeting.

Day 13 wrap-up:

Day 14: Wednesday, November 13

The day started with speaking to students at Okeechobee High school.

We got to see some truly amazing career and technical training at Westwood High School in Ft. Pierce 

The day concluded with a student panel in Palm Beach.

Day 14 wrap-up:

 

Day 15: Thursday, November 14

This morning saw public education advocates come together in Miami. 

We were joined by two very special guests, Liz Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO and Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers for a steward meeting for the United Teachers of Dade.

Day 15 wrap-up:

Day 16: Friday, November 15

The trip to Broward included a press conference that spoke to to issues impacting students and educators in Florida and attending a Broward Teachers Union stewards meeting.

Day 16 wrap-up:

 

Day 17: Saturday November 16

Another opportunity to engage in conversations with community members and public education advocates was on the agenda in Monroe County.

 
 

Day 18: Sunday, November 17

A visit to New Birth Baptist Church in Miami was a fitting end to week four of the #FundOurFutureFL bus tour.

Op-ed: New bill threatens federal financial aid for Florida’s students

This column was originally published on Feb. 20, 2022, by the South Florida Sun Sentinel. By ANDREW GOTHARD, UFF President  The beatings will continue until morale improves. Such is the…

Read more about Op-ed: New bill threatens federal financial aid for Florida’s students

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…

Read more about UFF leads fight for intellectual freedom

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…

Read more about Celebrating American Education Week

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…

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

For students to learn anything, Florida needs educators

As Gov. DeSantis today signs HB 7, a bill based on a manufactured political narrative, the Florida Education Association (FEA) must call out the fact that our students would be…

Read more about For students to learn anything, Florida needs educators

New law promotes falsehoods about schools, will aggravate shortage of teachers and staff

By signing the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, Gov. DeSantis has put a political agenda ahead of what’s best for our students.

Read more about New law promotes falsehoods about schools, will aggravate shortage of teachers and staff