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Who We Are

Florida Education Association members do everything from ensuring students get to school safely to feeding them nutritious meals, from teaching reading, writing, math, and even rocket science to inspiring the next generation of artists, activists, and leaders.

We are in every county in the state and we make Florida’s future possible. We are public education experts.

When you choose to join your local union, you become a member of FEA and join more than 140,000 educators united in their mission to ensure success for Florida’s students and public schools.

This statewide community of colleagues includes:

  • Teachers – When given the resources and opportunity, classroom teachers can use their training and experience to help every student unlock his or her full potential.
  • Education staff professionals –  Important members of each school community, education staff professionals ensure student success at every turn: transporting them safely to and from school, providing nourishing meals, keeping schools clean, safe and well maintained, caring for sick children, assisting students with special needs, communicating with parents and providing guidance to students throughout their career.
  • Higher education faculty and graduate assistants – Our higher ed members are committed to opportunity and student succes at the post-secondary level. United Faculty of Florida members promote academic excellence, a strong faculty voice and academic freedom.
  • Retirees – Retired educators continue honoring their commitment to great public education for all through mentoring, volunteering and political involvement.
  • Education students  – represents the future educators of Florida. Their unwavering commitment to student success is the key to a bright future.
  • Early Career Educators – These teachers and education staff professionals are starting their professional journey and FEA provides programs and resources to support their work, life and career.

Each and every FEA member is deeply committed to the success of every student and to ensuring our educators have the resources they need to make that success possible.

Locked out, but never knocked out

Despite pandemic restrictions, FEA members found numerous ways to speak up for students, public education, and our freedoms and working conditions

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Cover Story: The advocate’s advocate

From the time he entered the classroom in 1958, Ulysses Floyd has been working to improve conditions for Florida’s students and educators.

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Andrew Spar: We continue the fight for Florida to ‘Fund Our Future’

So many of the events of the past year have had a profound effect on our lives. I’d like to begin with a review.Last January, we came to Tallahassee and…

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Rule must show our students and educators some respect

The Florida Education Association believes that all our students deserve the best education possible. We believe further that educators deserve professional respect — for their earned expertise in teaching, for…

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A good budget for the times, but significant investment still needed

Given the challenges presented to Florida’s finances by the coronavirus pandemic, the state budget signed today stands as a victory for public education — with caveats.  

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Federal funds can lift up all the people in our schools

Teachers, education staff, parents and our communities have come together over the past 14 months to ensure that our students had as much support as we could offer. The Florida…

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