At some point the FEA’s inaction becomes complicity (draft)

I am a union guy, strike that I am a proud union guy but at some point the FEA’s inaction becomes complicity.


Fedrick Ingram was on the radio program First Coast Connect where he started by saying, this was a step forward and the governor should be applauded.


https://news.wjct.org/post/10919-teacher-pay-hike-mental-health-first-aid-tracking-hispanic-business


Um what? No, he should be outraged. He should scream at the top of his lungs that any proposal that leaves out 76k teachers and does nothing for veteran teachers who have seen their salaries go backwards is a non starter. He should say no scream this outrages and insults us.


DeSantis wasn’t being serious, he was grasping for a headline and he deserves ridicule not applause. He isn’t trying to help teachers, he is trying to divide them.


If Ingram thinks we are having a policy debate and that Tallahassee is interested in solving the problem, one they created and routinely exacerbate, then we need to get Ingram out of there.  How does he not understand that Tallahassee has two goals in mind, one replace public ed with a 
hodgepodge of voucher schools and charters and two, to destroy the teaching profession. 


Fedrick can we talk here? They don’t care about doing the right thing. They don’t care about helping teachers either, but they might care about a strike and before you or anybody whines it’s illegal, it was illegal in West Virginia too and good luck firing 80 thousand of us.


This is the crazy thing too, I bet most supers and school boards would go along with it because they know how harmful Tallahassee has been to public ed and unlike Fedrick apparently they know there is no end in site. 


What are we waiting for? Because if we wait to much longer there won’t be anything left. 

If we can’t strike it doesn’t matter how many red for ed t-shirts we wear, letters to the editor we write or rallies in Talley we have because the republicans that run the show aren’t moved by things like decency, fairness and what’s right for teachers and students and I for one would like somebody to challenge the law that says we can’t strike. What are we waiting for friends, the house is already on fire and that noise you hear is Tallahassee fiddling.   

A little history of teachers not being able to strike in Florida, Wusfnews,

http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/its-been-50-years-florida-teachers-went-strike-today-its-illegal-them-do-so


Some of you might be saying its against the law to strike in Florida, well if you haven’t noticed laws when it comes to education don’t mean much here. Look at how the class size amendment has been so gutted it is nearly unrecognizable. earlier this year when the supreme court threw out the fund our schools lawsuit, despite the constitution saying it was the states paramount duty, they basically said, constitution, schmostitution. Also we are supposed to have a uniform education system, well friends, billions on vouchers and charters at the expense of public education is far from uniform.

Tallahassee is dismantling public ed and the pace has quickened, and they are no longer doing it behind closed doors.

It’s passed time we did something and step one should be to see if those laws preventing strikes are legal.

We have to do something because time is rapidly running out.


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