Arizona Education Association

Summer 2016

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SUMMER 2016 | ADVOCATE 3 CONTENTS Civics Teachers School the Senate 23 WE ARE AEA DEPARTMENTS 4 IN SOLIDARITY by Joe Thomas 5 MEMBER TALK 6 AT THE CAPITOL 14 AROUND AEA 18 ESPROFESSIONAL 38 RESOURCES 39 AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK 40 WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT... FEATURES 6 At the Capitol 14 Around AEA 19 Special Election Pullout 20 Primary Election Recommendations 22 Election Information 23 We are AEA AEA members recognized for the outstanding work they do with our students. 27 In Depth Look: Community Schools 28 This is Your AEA 30 Top 10 Reasons to Join 31 Members Benefits 32 Where Do Your AEA Membership Dues Go? 33 AEA Members Vote 35 Governance 35 2016-17 AEA Board of Directors Nine civics, history, and social studies teachers, including AEA Vice President and past Isaac District Education Association President Marisol Garcia, went to Washington to demand that Senators do their job and provide a hearing and vote on President Obama's Supreme Court nominee to the Supreme Court, Chief Judge Merrick Garland. They joined a White House roundtable discussion with senior Obama administration officials to discuss the confirmation process and how educators teach their students about the Supreme Court and its role in our national government.

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