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  • Teachers formed the Florida Education Association Today in Florida History March 02, 1886 - Teac hers from around the state met at the Florida Chatauqua in DeFuniak Springs and formed the Florida Education Association (FEA). At the time, most Florida teachers had a sixth-grade education and no formal training in teaching. Teachers' monthly wages ranged from $20 in Gadsden County to a high of $77.50 in Polk County. This teachers' union remains the state's predominant voice for...Read more

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