Education Funding

Budget members of Florida’s largest teachers union say state lawmakers aren't making enough of a commitment to education.

While the senate wants to spend more than $1 billion on operating expenses and building new classrooms, the house wants to spend less than $600 million.

Teachers say that's not enough. One teacher says he has 2,700 students in a school built to hold 1,900.

"I urge our political leaders to find the funding that we need in order to ensure the promise of high-quality public schools for all the children of Florida,” says teacher Jonathan Tuttle.

More than 100 teachers met at the Florida Education Association headquarters in Tallahassee before heading over to the capitol to personally ask legislators for their support.

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