National Teacher Survey Demonstrates Support for Labor Reforms
Alexandria, VA – The Association of American Educators (AAE), the largest national non-union educators' organization and founding partner of National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW), today released its Workforce and Pension Membership Survey for 2015. Poll results show forward-thinking stances toward labor reform, particularly with regard to the changing profession and collective bargaining.
With policymakers considering sweeping changes to the profession, it's critical that educators' opinions and experiences are taken into account as these labor 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 educators a professional voice," stated AAE Chairman and President Gary Beckner. "The opinions expressed in this survey are those of real educators eager to see their profession progress."
As educators retire and the demand for great teachers rises, policymakers are examining initiatives that attract, retain, and support great talent. Teachers are answering the call:
Transparency and budgets also plays a key role in the future of our system. AAE members support efforts to engage stakeholders:
"We are proud to represent educators who are thoughtfully considering commonsense labor reforms," stressed Beckner. "We hope these findings will be a useful tool for policymakers and stakeholders on all levels."
Complete results of the survey can be found here.
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.