How to support public education in

Florida

Know the Issues

These are the challenges and opportunities facing public education in Florida.

Immigration

Immigration

Regardless of country of origin, all students deserve a quality education. We support comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship, and rejects separating children from their families.

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College Affordability

College Affordability

Every student should be able to pursue an education without amassing major debt. We support college affordability legislation, federal loan forgiveness programs for public service and increased Pell Grant funding.

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Health Care

Health Care

Without quality healthcare, many students can’t come to school ready to learn. We support expanding Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), improving the Affordable Care Act and repealing the tax on employee-sponsored health insurance.

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Retirement Security

Retirement Security

Educators deserve access to the benefits they spent their lives paying for. Protecting pensions and Social Security ensures retired educators live with dignity.

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Teacher Shortage

Teacher Shortage

To ensure each classroom has an effective teacher we must identifying and address the root cause of the shortage. Maintaining high standards for licensure ensures every student has a qualified teacher from day one.

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Privatization

Privatization

Public money should go to public services. Giving taxpayer money to private interests, like unaccountable, for-profit charter schools, eliminates a path to well-paying jobs for the communities public schools serve.

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They side with students

These elected officials support public education in your state.
Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D)
U.S. House, 7th Dist.
Rep. Darren Soto (D)
U.S. House, 9th Dist.
Rep. Val Demings (D)
U.S. House, 10th Dist.
Rep. Charlie Crist (D)
U.S. House, 13th Dist.
Rep. Kathy Castor (D)
U.S. House, 14th Dist.
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D)
U.S. House, 20th Dist.
Rep. Lois Frankel (D)
U.S. House, 21st Dist.
Rep. Ted Deutch (D)
U.S. House, 22nd Dist.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)
U.S. House, 23rd Dist.
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D)
U.S. House, 24th Dist.
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R)
U.S. House, 25th Dist.
Rep. Donna Shalala (D)
U.S. House, 27th Dist.
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Take action

Here's what you can do to support public education where you live.

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Hold them accountable

For every child to have the opportunity to succeed, politicians must fight for quality public schools. Pledge to help us hold your elected officials accountable to Florida's students!

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Spread the word

Post on social media to show your support for strong public schools.

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