Teachers union president talks about how to improve education
Public education in the State of Florida has been making headlines this year with changes to the state’s standardized test, the FCAT, as well as the recent resignation of Florida education commissioner Gerard Robinson. WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez spoke with Florida Education Association President Andy Ford about about what the FEA and state department of education need to do to improve public education in Florida.
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