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Full Education Funding

Full Education Funding

AEA is the most effective voice for school funding in the state.
Since our founding in 1892, AEA has been a champion for education funding in Arizona. Quality public schools require stable and equitable funding in order to ensure student success.
Learn more about policies that impact our state revenue and funding for our schools.


Our students and educators have dealt with decades of neglect and underfunding from the State, which is why we took the issue of education funding to the people for a vote. Passing the Invest in Education Act in 2020 was the culmination of years of organizing efforts. Despite the need for school funding and the support of voters, those in power are still trying to stop these funds through lawsuits and legislation. We will continue to fight because we know our students are worth the effort.
Hugo Arreola
Education justice means that every student in the public education system has enough resources, has enough opportunities to focus on education.
Quote by: Hugo Arreola, Phoenix Union Classified Employees Association, Computer Lab Technician

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What Are You Waiting For? No other professional organization does more for Arizona educators. With your support, we can protect our profession today, and for the next generation of educators.

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.

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.