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In 1968, all across the state of Florida teachers gathered in movie theaters to view this video of Phil Constans, Executive Director of the Florida Education Association (FEA). 

Because conditions in Florida’s public schools had become so dire due to underfunding by the Legislature, in 1968 teachers conducted the first state-wide teacher walk-out in the country. 

This action was taken after several years of attempts to improve teaching and learning conditions through lobbying and working with the Legislature.    

FEA organized the state-wide teacher walk-out, which consisted of teachers resigning