Get more involved in state-level advocacy!
There are many groups across the state that are fighting different aspects of education reform. The list below will help you get involved in the areas you are most passionate about.
- United for Florida Children
Join our Facebook group and follow our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on statewide advocacy efforts.
Florida’s Legislature has created a massive Education Accountability system that is based on the assumption that standardized test scores are an accurate measure of education quality. Our intent is expose the inconsistencies, inaccuracies and damaging effects of Florida’s current test based accountabaloney system and to explore current non-test based methods of measuring accountability that could be used in its place.
- Common Core Discussion Group – Florida
The purpose of this group is to openly discuss the changes that are coming our way as parents and educators concerning the implementation of the nation’s Common Core State Standards.
- Education Matters
Solutions that don’t break the bank, reinvent the wheel or marginalize our teachers are within our grasp. We could have rigorous classes, safe and disciplined schools and treat teachers like valued colleagues rather than easily replaceable cogs, and we could do so tomorrow if we wanted.
- FL Badass Teachers (BATs)
Badass Teachers Association was created to give voice to every teacher who refuses to be blamed for the failure of our society to erase poverty and inequality through education. BAT members refuse to accept assessments, tests and evaluations created and imposed by corporate driven entities that have contempt for authentic teaching and learning.
- FL Children Need Music, Art and P.E.
We believe that education in music and art, access to media and libraries, and daily physical activity are as important as reading, writing and math. There is too much focus on standardized testing to the exclusion of other important learning. Now that Florida has signed on to the common core, the fight against one-size-fits-all education is even more important!
- Florida Education Association
The FEA (Florida Education Association) is the preeminent voice of public education in Florida. Members include public school employees from teachers and support professionals, to higher education faculty, as well as retirees and students seeking degrees in education.
- FL Parents R.I.S.E.
An organization dedicated to reclaiming and preserving parental sovereignty over their children’s education. Florida Parents RISE (Reclaiming Individual children’s Sovereign Education)! We will reclaim sovereignty by destroying Federal Mandates in Race To The Top and the imposition of a one-size fits all education under Common Core.
- FL Parents R.I.S.E. to Stop CBE
A division of FL Parents R.I.S.E. that focuses on fighting the negative aspects of CBE (competency-based-education) that involve using computers, rather than teachers, to teacher and assess children.
- FL Stop Common Core Coalition
The Florida Stop Common Core Coalition is a rapidly growing, statewide organization that has united parents, grandparents, teachers, small business owners, and concerned citizens from many points on the political, religious, and philosophical spectra. We are all united in our opposition to the Common Core system of standards, tests, and data collection because that system will harm the quality of education in Florida, violate our children’s, families’, and teacher’s privacy rights, deny state sovereignty and local control, and be unsustainably expensive.
- Fund Education Now
To inspire and empower voters to advocate on behalf of Florida’s children and their right to a high-quality public education as provided in Article IX, Section 1 of the Florida Constitution.
- League of Women Voters Florida – Education Committee
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization of men and women who encourage informed and active participation in government. The Education Team blog is a forum to promote the exchange of information on school reform. We do fact-based studies. We encourage posts with reference citations that contribute to a better understanding of different points of view about school choice issues.
- Opt Out FL Network
The Opt Out Florida Network represents a community of opt out groups and administrators from across the state. The network originated with the work of Opt Out Orlando (learn more about Opt Out Orlando here and here). However, knowing there is power in numbers, we recognized the need for a broader coalition with more engagement and grassroots action at the local level. The OOF network is a community where parents, teachers, and students can share stories and information; discuss testing, policy, and schooling practices; and become politically active!
- Recess for all FL Students
The goal of this group is to restore a daily 20 minute unstructured recess period for all elementary school students in the State of Florida.
- Uncommon to our Core – Florida
Uncommon to Our Core Manifesto:
STOP HIGH STAKES TESTING AND LET OUR TEACHERS TEACH!
We are a community based, grassroots advocacy and activist group of parents, educators and community leaders.