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Teachers Lash Out

October 31st, 2007 by Mike Vasilinda

Floridas Teachers Union is weighing its options on the new tax plan. Florida Education Association President Andy Ford says the teachers know they dont like it, but they arent sure what they will do next. At an afternoon news conference, Ford told reporters We have consistently stated that we wanted our states leaders to keep their word and craft a plan that holds public education harmless. The plan passed earlier this week does not hold public education harmless. It cuts, depending on various estimates, an amount ranging from 1.8 billion dollars to 3 billion dollars from public schools over the next 5 years.

The teachers are holding a meeting in mid November with their governing board to discuss options. They are also conducting a poll and talking with other groups who dont like the plan.

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