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Press Releases

News and Announcements from AEA
Our press releases include AEA calls to action, position statements, event announcements, and more.
Governor Katie Hobbs
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It's a New Day for Educators in Arizona

Having a governor who makes public education a priority is a game changer for Arizona, a fact made clear in Governor Katie Hobbs’ State of the State Address on January 9, 2023.
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Arizona Supreme Court Ruling Is a Disgrace

On April 21, 2022, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled against Prop 307 and protecting funding for public schools and instead sided with wealthy corporate interests. Despite the clear and strong language of the Arizona Constitution granting the people a co-equal right to legislate, Governor Ducey, Legislative Leadership, and the Ducey-packed Supreme Court have stripped the people of their rights. They are doing it openly, contrary to longstanding precedent, and to help the rich, not everyday Arizonans.
Randy Parraz
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AEA Announces Hiring Randy Parraz as New Executive Director

The Arizona Education Association (AEA) welcomes Randy Parraz as our AEA Executive Director. He will be responsible for managing and executing the vision and strategies laid out by the Association. Randy has spent the past 26 years engaged in the work of building power and moving people into action.
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Schools Could Remain Open if Governor Would Support Them

On, January 10, 2022, Governor Ducey had an opportunity in his state of the state address to outline a plan for safely keeping our public schools open during rising cases of COVID-19 due to the Omicron surge. Instead, he ignored the effects the pandemic is having on educators and parents and focused on private school voucher schemes that drain money from our already strained public education infrastructures.
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AEA Celebrates Arizona Supreme Court Ruling Against Governor’s Mask Ban

On November 2, 2021, the Arizona Supreme Court unanimously upheld the lower court ruling that found portions of the K-12 education budget – including bans on mask mandates, vaccines, and controversial topics in the classroom – passed by the Arizona Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ducey to be unconstitutional.