Arizona Education Association

Fall 2015

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20 Fall 2015 | AEA Advocate This is Your AEA Where Do Your AEA Membership Dues Go? Your AEA and NEA dues are invested in programs that support a wide variety of benefits to you at bargain prices. At the state level, your AEA dues dollars provide the resources to lobby for your interests in the state legislature and to work with statewide coalitions that are helping shape the future of our profession in Arizona. They also provide for staff who offer workshops, seminars, conferences, and consulting services to members. 1. Meeting AEA's Strategic Objectives Certified $158.11 Classified $79.05 Workshops, trainings, membership materials, communications, public relations, public policy development, organizational transition and change, strategic plan benchmarking 2. Human Resources and Infrastructure Certified $47.93 Classified $23.96 Fiscal programs; personnel management and operations; cost of taxes, utilities, mailing and shipping of all material for conferences, workshops, seminars and governance 3. Quality Teaching and Learning Certified $34.68 Classified $17.33 Defining and promoting standards for quality education, interactive relationships with agencies and other organizations 4. Organizational Development with Site Focus Certified $34.68 Classified $17.33 Assisting locals in developing and preparing school sites for more decision-making authority, allocation of resources, accountability for quality teaching and learning 5. Community Partnerships Certified $35.02 Classified $17.52 Holding state and local dialogue about quality education, assisting locals in developing strategies for family and community involvement, promoting the importance of public education to communities 6. Governance of the Association Certified $29.58 Classified $14.81 Providing for a full-time-release president and half-time-release vice-president, the board of directors and the annual Delegate Assembly Your NEA Dues Your NEA dues total $185 per year for Certified and $111.50 for Classified. Here are just a few components they provide for you. For a complete dollar breakdown, please call AEA at 602-264-1774 or 800-352-5411. • Building visible and lasting bipartisan support from opinion leaders and policy makers for public education. • Assisting affiliates by providing the UniServ staffing program, training tools and packages, and technical and financial support directly to state and local associations and members. • Expanding and maintaining advocacy systems for members and state and local affiliates, including legal reimbursement programs that protect and enforce the rights of members. • Supporting increased participation in pro-public education coalitions at all levels and participation in programs reflecting Association commitment to affirmative action, diversity, and member rights. 6. Governance of the Association 1. Meeting AEA's Strategic Objectives 46.5% 2. Human Resources Infrastructure 14.1% 3. QT&L 10.2% 4. Organizational Development 10.2% 5. Community Partnerships 10.3% 8.7%

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