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Teachers expected to rally at Florida Capitol

The Florida Capitol in Tallahassee

Kristen M. Clark / Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau

The Florida Capitol in Tallahassee



More than 2,000 teachers from across Florida are expected to rally at the state Capitol on Thursday in protest of statewide education policies.

Teachers want to "take back our state and our profession," said Joanne McCall, president of the Florida Education Association -- the state's largest teachers union, which organized the rally.

Their grievances include high-stakes testing, perceived attacks on teachers and the proliferation of voucher schools and charter schools. The "Enough is Enough" rally runs from noon to 2 p.m. in the courtyard between the old and new Capitols.

"Our children are being cheated out of a good education by policy makers and education reforms that are designed to meet the needs of adults rather than the needs of our children," reads the event announcement.

[Last modified: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:01am]


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