Arizona Education Association

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Arizona Education Association
The Arizona Education Association (AEA) has over 34,000 members making it the largest organization in Arizona. The organization was formed in 1892 "when a group of Arizona educators banded together to protest the use of 14-year-old textbooks."[1] "AEA members are teachers, community college professors, counselors, speech pathologists, bus drivers, secretaries, retired educators and student teachers and they belong to more than 150 local affiliates across Arizona."[2] The AEA has over 60 staff members whom work together to reach the organizations goals. Major Goals for the organization are Quality public education for all, fairness, equity, and respect for all, to make teaching an esteemed profession, and to make learning as a community commitment. They do this by offering "...programs in quality teaching and learning, bargaining and advocacy, government relations, communications and public relations, legal services, and member benefits."[3] "AEA leaders participate in education, business, and civic partnerships and coalitions as part of its mission to make Arizona's public schools the best they can be."[4]





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