Arizona Education Association

Fall 2013

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AEA's Mission Is Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education Founded in 1892, AEA was formed when a group of Arizona educators banded together to protest the use of 14-year-old textbooks. Since then AEA continues to take the lead in advocating for support of Arizona's public schools, improving the quality of public education through positive change, and enhancing the professional lives of teachers and school staff members. AEA's Core Values AEA's positions and policies are voted on annually by delegates elected to represent their colleagues at the AEA Delegate Assembly held in spring. Between assemblies, AEA is governed by an elected board of directors. Below are AEA's core values: Q E Fall.13advo.indd 19 T ducation Support Professionals as Valued Partners We believe every Education Support Professional is an integral partner in all areas of the learning process and is valued within public education. We believe that every child is entitled to a free, quality, public education. Rich or poor, black or white, gifted or disabled-all our children deserve the chance to grow, to learn, and to reach their potential. eaching as an Esteemed Profession Because of the power of teaching and its value to the future, to our society and to our children, we work to enhance the esteem with which teaching is held by society. We believe that every person is entitled to be treated fairly and with respect. Students and school employees should be honored for their differences in culture, history, language, religion, physical condition, ethnicity, and learning styles. These differences enrich our society. uality Public Education for All L F airness, Equity, and Respect for All This is Your AEA earning as a Community Commitment Schools are part of communities. They reflect communities and can change them for the better. Communities and schools must join hands to ensure that each continue to learn, grow, and progress. AEA Advocate x Fall 2013 19 8/7/13 2:35 PM

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