Arizona Education Association

Fall 2013

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INSIDE AEA ADVOCATE FEATURES 19 • THIS IS YOUR AEA 26 • A LOCAL PERSPECTIVE This is Your AEA REASONS TO Join the AEA Today! 2 1 We believe that every child deserves a FREE, QUALITY, PUBLIC EDUCATION. Where Do Your AEA Take Dues Go? Membership charge of your CAREER . There is POWER in numbers. Join the largest professional association in Arizona and add your VOICE to OVER 3 million members nationwide. 3 AEA offers many professional development opportunities and grant resources to help you advance. DEPARTMENTS Through AEA you have a VOICE in decisions about your working conditions, salary, POINT OF VIEW benefits, class sizes, and professional growth. 4 • by Andrew F. Morrill 5 • MEMBER TALK CONNECT 5 4 6 7 When you need an 10 TO P AEA MISSION STATEMENT AEA…Keeping the promise of quality public education ADVOCATE before the board, at the bargaining table, or at the Capitol, AEA is there fighting for you. 9 8 6 • AT THE with others like you with your CAPITOL AEA LOBBIES for passion for public education in your education 2013 Arizona Education Budget Summary funding and building and across the state at legislation to improve and AEA events and online. Members Lobby Legislators on protect your profession. Education Issues Governor Expands Voucher Program, Knowledge 16 •ESProfessional is AEA's Advocacy Help Desk power. AEA is ESPecially for Kids Award Costing Public Schools Nearly your best RESOURCE and $1 million liability insurance for education news throughEducation Support Professionals Day is our $65 provide you with the SUPPORT Million magazine, newsletters, website, and you need when you need it. November 20, 2013 online social networks. 9 • AROUND AEA 17 •WE ARE AEA AEA Members Get Down to Business at AEA membership provides EXCLUSIVE Salute to Excellence Award Program AEA 2013 Delegate Assembly discounts and savings on many California Casualty Awards Athletics benefits and Education Nation On-the-Road Comes services. Grants to Two Arizona High Schools to Phoenix AEA Member Visits Brazilian Schools Cluster Meetings Connect Association Three AEA Members Receive $2,000 Leaders NEA Foundation Grants Local Leaders Develop Skills and Strategies at Regional Organizational Trainings 27 •NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE AEA Wins Permanent Injunction Against 34 •EVERY MEMBER OPTION Educator Gag Bill EMO Refund Request Form AEA Supports Protect Your Right to 35 •RESOURCES Vote Campaign 10 MOVING? Please let us know before you go. Simply clip your mailing label from the back of the Advocate and send it along with your new address to: AEA Advocate, 345 East Palm Lane, Phoenix, Arizona 85004-1532. 39 •AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK 40 •WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT… Education Support Professionals Fall.13advo.indd 3 AEA Advocate x Fall 2013 3 8/7/13 2:35 PM

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