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AEA Members Are Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

The Arizona Education Association (AEA) is more than 20,000 people—educators, students, activists, workers, parents, neighbors, friends—who believe in opportunity for all students and in the power of public education to transform lives and create a more just and inclusive society.
Marisol Garcia
Together, we are the single most effective voice fighting for public education in the state. Together, we are taking on institutional racism and breaking down the barriers preventing equal opportunities for our students. Together, we are making great public schools for our children.
Quote by: Marisol Garcia, AEA President

Our best hope for student success is you

Your passion and commitment are crucial to helping all students—of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds—learn, grow, and fulfill their potential. Here’s how you can get started...
Voice for Students

Student success is about their future

And ours. Each and every student deserves a quality public education. AEA is bringing together our members and community leaders across the state to ensure all students have the resources they need to fulfill their potential and their dreams. Learn more.
Advocate for Working Conditions

Advocate for working conditions

We need the working conditions to succeed now—and ensure the next generation of educators joins us. We believe in taking collective action to ensure the collective good. Learn more.
Advocating for Change

Advocating for change

All across Arizona, we are with you. We are right there next to you fighting for our students. Fighting for our future. We need to dismantle unjust systems. We need to fully fund public schools. We need to hold our elected leaders accountable to our communities. And we need your help to make it happen. Learn more.
Build Your Career

Build your career and find opportunities to lead

Supporting educator growth and achievement for more than 125 years. Take charge of your career. AEA offers many professional development opportunities and resources to help you advance. Learn more.

Are you an affiliate?

Find out how AEA provides resources and opportunities for our local affiliates.
Our Journey

Let's Get Real

Let's Bring Real Change

Let's Get Real

Students of color and their families and communities have been hit the hardest by the pandemic.

Let's Bring Real Change

Marisol Garcia 22
It has become clear that educators and schools are more than a place of direct instruction but are places of support and community for our students and families. The COVID-19 AEA Task Force has taken on this crisis as an opportunity to bring forward educator-led solutions for how we move forward into this new world.
— Marisol Garcia, AEA President
Get support educating through COVID

Arizona ranks near the bottom in per-pupil funding.

Let's Bring Real Change

Hugo Arreola
Education justice means that every student in the public education system has enough resources, has enough opportunities to focus on education. It means that teachers are paid enough, that we have enough counselors, and that support staff are making enough so they don’t have to worry about living paycheck to paycheck.
— Hugo Arreola, Phoenix Union Classified Employees Association, Computer Lab Technician
Advocate for Change

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, fact sheets, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.

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Become part of the movement improving public education and advocating for better salaries. Together we are the biggest and loudest advocates for our schools, our students, and ourselves.

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 20,000 members, the Arizona Education Association (AEA) is the largest professional association for public school employees in Arizona. 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.