Voices of Florida. Made possible through the generous support of the Gidel Family Foundation.

Street Smarts

We all have a story. A story that defines us. And it is our collective story — our challenges, our triumphs — that inspire a movement. Floridians, from all walks of life, have joined together with an understanding that the future of our state rests on the well-being of our children. Here are some of their stories.

Gerald Cox is on the front lines of dealing with the fallout from Florida’s failure to invest in education. As a high school teacher and coach with 40 years experience, he has made it his mission to work with students struggling at the bottom of the class. And while he gives his all every day, searching for ways to connect with kids, he worries about the future.

Read Gerald's full story here.