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Florida teachers call for increase in education spending with statewide walk-in

Florida teachers call for increase in education spending with statewide walk-in

Teachers, parents and community members marched outside schools across Florida on Wednesday in a push to increase education funding in the state. The "walk-in" was organized by the Florida Education Association, which said public schools have been facing a funding crisis. Currently, Florida ranks 42nd in per-student spending and 46th in teacher pay. More from WKMG, Bay News 9, WMNF, the Saint Augustine Record, and the Northwest Florida Daily News.

See also:
» Brevard teachers hold walk-in to bring attention to 'funding crisis' in Florida schools
» Collier, Lee educators join statewide 'walk-in' for more state funding
» Orange teachers join 'walk in' for Florida public schools

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