Florida teachers union fights tenure bill with ads
The Florida Education Association is using a new TV and Internet ad to try and rally public sentiment against Sen. John Thrasher's sweeping bill to gut tenure. The 30-second spot, which began airing last week in select markets (not Tampa Bay), features FEA President Andy Ford. "We've already lost funding to boost learning and keep kids in school," he says in the ad."Now some of our best teachers are at risk of losing their jobs."
Go to the FEA Web site here to see the whole thing. On the right-hand side, click on the big box that says, "Make our schools a priority."