National Teacher Survey Demonstrates Support for Reform Efforts
Alexandria, VA – Today, the Association of American Educators (AAE), the largest national non-union educators' organization, released its 2015 Membership 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.
With policymakers considering sweeping education reforms nearly nationwide, it's critical that educators' opinions and experiences are taken into account as these reforms are debated and implemented. As a member-driven organization, AAE brings credible teacher voices to the policy table, providing invaluable input from professional educators in classrooms across America.
"AAE is pleased to give reform-minded educators a voice," stated AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner. "The opinions expressed in this survey are those of real educators, not bureaucrats or union leaders with pre-set agendas."
While the establishment sees school choice as a threat to their unionized monopoly, AAE teachers support certain laws that advance school choice and promote options for both teachers and students:
Leaders on both the state and federal levels are calling for raising the bar for incoming teachers. AAE members are vocal about attracting excellent candidates to careers in teaching:
AAE members are also eager to embrace accountability and professionalism. Teachers are interested in initiatives that advance their careers and explore innovative pay raises:
Transparency also plays a key role in the future of education. AAE members support efforts to engage stakeholders:
Collective bargaining and labor reforms are also considered by AAE member teachers:
Complete results of the survey can be found at www.aaeteachers.org/natsurvey.
The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national, non-union, professional educator's organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy, as well as promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda. AAE members are forward-thinking professionals who are committed to student-centered reform efforts including school/teacher choice, accountability and technology. AAE has members in all 50 states and welcomes professionals from all education entities. Membership is $16.50 per month which includes $2 million professional liability insurance, employment rights coverage, professional development resources as well as a host of other benefits. Visit aaeteachers.org for further information.