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Andrew Spar

Andrew Spar

Andrew Spar is president of the Florida Education Association, representing more than 150,000 PreK-12 teachers and education staff professionals, higher education faculty and graduate students, students preparing to become teachers, and retired education employees.

COMMENTARY

This Labor Day, let’s renew our commitment to students, educators and public schools

By: - September 6, 2021

Our country was founded on the premise that in order to protect our democracy, we need an educated electorate. It was our Founding Fathers who established the basis of public schools — an American idea. Today, millions of educators nationwide continue this mission, even in the middle of a pandemic, ensuring that every child in […]

COMMENTARY

The often-unsung heroes of education deserve a living wage now

By: - November 18, 2020

When I taught at Turie T. Small Elementary in Daytona Beach, I would give new teachers a few pieces of advice. They should join their union, they should seek out great learning opportunities, and they needed to make friends with the real people who ran the school: the custodial and secretarial staff. Those employees, along […]