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Support Vergara v. California
posted by: Alix | September 28, 2015, 02:08 pm
In a ruling last year that rocked the world of education, a California Superior Court decided in favor of nine public school students who challenged the state's quality-blind teacher tenure, dismissal and layoff laws. The Court found that by trapping students in classrooms with ineffective teachers, while pushing many effective teachers out of the classroom, the laws violated students' constitutional right to equal educational opportunity and in particular, disproportionately harmed low-income students and students of color.   Continue Reading...
AAE Scholarship & Grant Applications Due Oct 1
posted by: Alana | September 14, 2015, 02:25 pm

 

Here’s some good news for teachers this fall: You could receive up to $500 from AAE for professional development or classroom supplies! You don't have to be an AAE member to apply and the application is online. What do you have to lose?

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In celebration of National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW), AAE released its Workforce and Pension Membership Survey for 2015. Poll results show teachers hold forward-thinking stances geared towards labor reform, particularly with regard to the changing profession and collective bargaining.

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Originally published on EdWeek.org.

 

As a veteran educator and advocate for teacher freedom, I was thrilled to hear that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the Rebecca Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA) case this fall. Their decision could send shock-waves through the teaching profession and once and for all empower teachers to make educated decisions about union membership.

 

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JUST RELEASED: 2015 National Employee Freedom Week Survey
posted by: Alana | August 18, 2015, 05:31 pm

This week marks the third annual National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW) – a week aimed at informing union employees about the freedoms they have to opt out of union membership and the options they have for alternative organizations.

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Welcome to National Employee Freedom Week 2015!
posted by: Alana | August 17, 2015, 05:56 pm

 

National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW) is a national campaign aimed at educating teachers and other employees about their options regarding union membership. NEFW was co-created by AAE and the Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) because labor unions like the NEA don’t inform their members of their legal rights to opt-out of membership, leaving millions of teachers and other employees completely unaware that they have options.

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AAE Survey: Teacher Professionalism
posted by: Melissa | July 27, 2015, 02:29 pm

AAE has always been committed to advancing the professionalism of educators. We believe that teachers are true professionals with valuable insights and unique talents and strengths. In order to gauge how our members feel about issues surrounding professionalism, we conducted a poll on what it means to be a true professional.

 

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One Step Closer to Replacing NCLB
posted by: Guest contributor | July 10, 2015, 10:55 am

By Conner Dunleavy

 

This Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Republican-led overhaul of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Long overdue for reauthorization, the vote was very close (218-213) with no Democrats supporting it and 27 Republicans also voting against it.

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By Conner Dunleavy

 

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that it will take up the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case. This landmark case challenges the ability of unions to collect dues from employees who may not wish to be a part of the union or object to the use of their dues on issues which they fundamentally disagree with. This case lays out a First Amendment freedom of speech challenge to the long standing forced unionism policy.

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Today, we are pleased to announce AAE’s National Teacher Scholarship and Classroom Grant award winners for the spring of 2015.  These 15 teachers embody our core values with their dedication to the field and innovative initiatives.  We couldn’t have chosen better!

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Reform Matters: February 25th, 2015
posted by: Alix | February 25, 2015, 05:45 pm
Reform Matters: February 25th, 2015

 

Greetings,The Association of American Educators (AAE), recently released its annual member survey about the nation's most talked-about education and labor policies. Survey results show progressive stances toward education reforms, particularly with regard to school choice, technology, teacher preparation, leadership, and collective bargaining.Following the release of the survey, AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner penned an opinion editorial about the changing teacher sentiments and the disconnect between teacher unions and the growing non-union teacher movement. We hope that you take a moment to examine the results of our policy survey and share the findings with your stakeholders.

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AAE’s 2015 National Member Survey
posted by: Alix | February 05, 2015, 12:00 am
Today, AAE released its 2015 Membership Survey about the nation's most talked-about education and labor policies. We're thrilled to showcase member opinions and share our findings with policymakers and stakeholders on all levels.   Continue Reading...
AAE Members Testify in Support of Indiana Senate Bill 302
posted by: Alix | January 14, 2015, 09:48 am
Senate Bill 302 was recently introduced in the Indiana State Legislature. According to the language, SB 302 "provides that a teacher who is not a member of the exclusive representative (union) may enter into an employment contract with a school corporation that contains terms that differ from the terms set forth in the collective bargaining agreement."   Continue Reading...
No Child Left Behind Overhaul: AAE Responds
posted by: Alana | January 13, 2015, 01:45 pm

With renewed focus on overhauling the No Child Left Behind law gaining traction among Hill insiders, many educators are left wondering whether or not their best interests will be represented in reauthorization efforts. As the nation’s leading voice for professional educators, AAE is taking action by sending Congress a clear message on behalf of teachers. Here’s what Executive Director Gary Beckner had to say:

 

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Reform Matters: January 7th, 2015
posted by: Alix | January 12, 2015, 12:11 pm
Reform Matters: January 7th, 2015

Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online publication, Reform Matters! This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.

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Judge Rules August Opt-Out Illegal in Michigan
posted by: Alana | September 05, 2014, 10:22 am

Yesterday, Michigan Administrative Law Judge Julia C. Stern found the union guilty of unfair labor practices and mandated that public employees be allowed to resign from membership at any time. Here’s what  people are asking…   Continue Reading...

Reform Matters: August 28, 2014
posted by: Alana | August 28, 2014, 02:46 pm
Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online publication, Reform Matters! This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.   Continue Reading...
Reform Matters: August 15, 2014
posted by: Alix | August 15, 2014, 12:00 am
Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online publication, Reform Matters! This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.   Continue Reading...
Reform Matters: July 24. 2014
posted by: Alix | July 24, 2014, 04:48 pm
Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online publication, Reform Matters! This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.   Continue Reading...
When 9,000 National Education Association members from across the country gathered in Denver for their annual conference last week, they made it easy to understand why union membership is in sharp decline.   Continue Reading...
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