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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:36 PM

South Florida Teachers Head North For Tallahassee Rally Kicking Off 2020 Legislative Session

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Thousands of educators in South Florida and across the state are heading to Tallahassee for a rally Monday afternoon, ahead of the start of the 2020 legislative session.

“We're going to have the biggest, broadest, most comprehensive showing of force, of people who care about public schools, in Tallahassee that we've ever seen in the modern era,” said Ingram, who is the former president of the United Teachers of Dade, Miami-Dade’s teachers union.

The event in front of the state Capitol Monday afternoon is the culmination of a statewide bus tour and campaign dubbed “Fund Our Schools.” Union leaders are asking for a $2.4 billion infusion into public schools to cover salary increases for all school employees and additional support for arts programs, classroom equipment and infrastructure upgrades.

The crowd will also protest Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ proposals for a minimum teacher salary of $47,500 and performance-based bonuses. Unions have argued the salary is too low for some parts of the state and that the threshold prioritizes new teachers over veterans, while leaving out other school employees. They also oppose merit pay.

“We're riding the wave of what people have seen all across this country,” Ingram said, “and Florida cannot be silent, because teachers are fed up. They’ve had enough. They love kids. They love students. They love classrooms. And we love this profession. But we are going to demand that people respect it.”

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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 01:35 PM

1. I totally supported the Oklahoma teachers when they did this.

They got a "little something" but not enough. It did make people pay attention though. The problem is the uneducated masses say that teachers don't deserve a living wage because they "don't work full time". 100 percent of those morons would not last 2 days in a middle school classroom.

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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 03:28 PM

2. Ditto

I'm on their side

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