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Florida teachers union plans announcement on SB 736 legal action



The Florida Education Association isn't giving out details yet.

But its long expected legal action against the new Florida law changing the way teachers are evaluated, paid, contracted, hired and fired is on the way tomorrow.

FEA president Andy Ford, lawyer Ron Meyer and others have announced a news conference for 10 a.m. Wednesday in Tallahassee to discuss "legal actions stemming from the passage of SB 736, which radically changed the teaching profession when it was passed and signed by Gov. Rick Scott during the 2011 session of the Florida Legislature."

The organization already has filed suits relating to the state's changes to pension plans and to its proposed constitutional amendment relating to tax funds used for religious institutions (Blaine Amendment).  FEA officials have raised concerns about the Legislature's ability to revoke contractual provisions such as seniority. We'll update you as soon as we learn more.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 4:23pm]


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