Cartoon Depicting Militancy of Florida's Teachers After the 1968 Teacher Strike, 1968

329100
Date
1968
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This political cartoon depicts a militant image of Florida's teachers after the 1968 strike.
Type
image

Memorandum from FEA President George Dabbs discussing details of union sanctions against Florida schools, 1967

329101
Date
1967-06-06
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This memo outlines the FEA sanctions against Florida public schools after Governor Kirk's veto of education spending increases.
Type
text

Letter from Minister Clifton E. Folsom to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Concerning the School Crisis, 1968

329112
Date
1968-02-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Folsom questions how the strike will affect school accreditation.
Type
text

Letter from Pensacola Student Sherry Niehaus to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Expressing Disdain Over School Closures, 1968

329116
Date
1968-02-28
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Niehaus voices solidarity with FEA-led strike and describes conditions at schools without certified teachers. "We need legislation that will do the job permanently and we need it NOW!"
Type
text

Anonymous Note Urging Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian to Not "Sell Out" Over the Teachers' Strike, 1968

329118
Date
1968-02-24
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Anonymous note urging Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian not to "Sell Out" over the teachers' strike.
Type
text

Note from Leesburg Teacher Kay McCool to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Concerning the Teacher's Strike, 1968

329119
Date
1968-02-25
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
"I am a teacher in Lake County and the FEA certainly does represent me."
Type
text

Letter from Andrew C. Davenport to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Expressing Dissaproval of FEA Teachers' Strike, 1968

329120
Date
1968-02-24
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Davenport says "turning our schools over to the FEA will be the greatest mistake you ever made." Includes Christian's response.
Type
text

Telegram to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian from FEA Executive Secretary Phil Constans Inviting him to a Negotiations Meeting, 1968

329121
Date
1968-02-24
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
FEA inviting Christian to negotiate teachers' strike on February 26, 1968, at Hotel Duval.
Type
text

Telegram to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian from Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Robert Fulton Discussing Status of Striking Teachers, 1968

329123
Date
1968-02-22
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
"... teachers and all other instructional personnel have been given a choice of returning to work by Monday..."
Type
text

Telegram from North Olmstead Ohio Education Association to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Expressing Support for FEA Teachers' Strike, 1968

329125
Date
1968-02-17
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Out-of-state support for the FEA-led teachers' strike.
Type
text

Telegram from President of Broward County PTA to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Requesting him to Take Immediate Action on School Crisis, 1968

329127
Date
1968-02-22
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Broward PTA urges Christian to take action on school crisis.
Type
text

Letter from Elisabeth Owen to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Expressing Anti-Teachers' Union Sentiment, 1968

329129
Date
1968-02-19
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
"Higher pay alone cannot improve education." Includes newspaper clipping on strike from St.Petersburg Times and response from Christian.
Type
text

Telegram from Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian to Dade County Superintendent Ed Whigham Urging him to Allow "Misguided Teachers" a Chance to Return to School, 1968

329130
Date
1968-02-21
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Christian urges Miami school superintendent to allow time for "misguided teachers" to return to work during strike.
Type
text

Telegram to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian from Strike-breaker Jack D. Bertoglio During Education Crisis, 1968

329131
Date
1968-02-16
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Recently certified teacher tells Christian he is "ready to help maintain schools in case of walkout."
Type
text

Letter from Alabama Peanut Company Owner Edward Anderson to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian on the Teacher Strike, 1968

329108
Date
1968-02-24
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This letter from a Jackson County native and Alabama peanut farmer to Florida Education Commissioner Floyd Christian expressing support for him during 1968 school crisis. Includes newspaper clipping from the Montgomery Advertiser, "strikes against the public."
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text

FEA Pamphlet Encouraging Members to Meet Their Legislative Representatives, 1967

329105
Date
1967
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This pamphlet includes brief resumes of FEA legislative representatives and a list of priority items to address during upcoming lawmaking session: Increased educations spending, professional negotiations statute, amend teacher continuing contract law, eliminate millage elections and increase minimum...
Type
text

Letter from Dade County School Graduate to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Expressing Disdain for Florida Teachers, 1968

329117
Date
1968
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Miami Edison Graduate, Class of 1954 expressing disdain for striking teachers. 'I think the teachers have called our attention to just what is wrong with our educational program--the teachers themselves"
Type
text

Telegram to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian from FSU Teacher Fellowship Program Expressing Support for FEA During Teachers' Strike, 1968

329124
Date
1968-02-17
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Public school teachers in FSU teacher fellowship program expressing solidarity with FEA.
Type
text

Letter from Striking Teacher Irma Ray to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christians About the School Crisis, 1968

329111
Date
1968-02-25
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Ray explains the reason for her resignation: "I am one of the teachers that has resigned because of a dishonest bill in the name of education."
Type
text

Letter from 11th Grade Student to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Asking him to Close the Schools Until Strike Ends, 1968

329132
Date
1968-02-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
"This attempt to impress the teachers with the state's power is a fraud!"
Type
text

Letter from Okeechobee Business Owner Edward B. Seegers to Floyd Christian Expressing Disdain for Teacher Walkout, 1968

329110
Date
1968-02-22
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
President of Burgner Molasses Company voices disapproval of teacher walkout. "If I defaulted on a contract... I would expect to be sued and have damages assessed against me."
Type
text

Resolution from the Florida State University Faculty Senate Regarding the Teacher Strike, 1968

329114
Date
1968-02-21
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
FSU Faculty Senate Resolution expressing solidarity with striking teachers. "Recommends that each member of the faculty make a financial contribution to the Teacher Support Fund."
Type
text

Letter from Concerned Miami Citizen J.A. Harrold to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Begging him to Keep Schools Open, 1968

329115
Date
1968-02-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Concerned citizen asks for schools to remain open. "I'd rather have a moral, law abiding substitute than any PHD who will take the law into his own hands..."
Type
text

FEA Pamphlet, "The Needs of Education in Florida... Today!," 1967

329104
Date
1967
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This FEA pamphlet provides facts and figures about the resource deficits in Florida's education system in the year leading up to the 1968 statewide teachers' strike.
Type
text

Letter from Miami Resident and Parent to Governor Claude Kirk Expressing Discust for FEA Demands and Teachers' Strike, 1968

329126
Date
1968-02-18
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Parent L.C. Alexander writes the governor in opposition to the FEA strike. Notes shift in political party allegience over school tax issue: "I am a registered democrat. ... We voted Republican in the last state and national election. ... someone has to stop the ever increasing taxation burden."
Type
text

Letter to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian from Concerned Citizen Reacting to Press Coverage of Teachers' Strike, 1968

329133
Date
1968-05-04
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
J.W. Kellog writing to Christian about strike: "If you do try to force thisunion stuff on us you will never get any elected job again."
Type
text

Statement to the Press by Florida Education Association Executive Secretary Phil Constans, Jr. on the First Day of the Florida Statewide Teachers' Strike, 1968

329099
Date
1968-02-19
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This press release discusses the first day of the 35,000-teacher walkout in Florida on February 19, 1968, and provides information about conditions in Escambia, Palm Beach and Orange counties on first day of the strike.
Type
text

Notice from Pinellas County School Superintendent to striking teacher Hope G. Schneider concerning her resignation, 1968

329109
Date
1968-02-21
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This correspondence contains a letter from Pinellas Co. School Supt Thomas Southard to striking teacher Hope G. Schneider about her decision to resign. Includes impassioned response from Schneider about why she stands by her decision to strike.
Type
text

Letters from Striking Teachers John B. Herndon and Betty L. Herndon to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christians about the School Crisis, 1968

329113
Date
1968-02-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Veteran teachers explain their reasons for resigning, express support for FEA.
Type
text

Letter from Concerned Parent to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Concerning School Conditions and Teachers' Strike, 1968

329122
Date
1968-02-21
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Concerned parent compares quality of education in Florida to schools in Maryland. Includes Christian's response.
Type
text

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