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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.
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Arizona Supreme Court Ruling Is a Disgrace

04/21/2022
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

01/27/2022
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

01/10/2022
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

11/02/2021
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.
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AEA Applauds Court Ruling Governor’s Mask Ban Unconstitutional

09/27/2021
Today, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper 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.
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AEA Calls for Safe Arizona Schools Now

09/27/2021
If we as Arizonans really believe, as AEA does, that our schools, colleges, and universities must be the safest places in the community for every student, educator, and family, we must take strong, clear steps to make it so. And that is why AEA is calling for Safe Arizona Schools Now, a plan of eight district level expectations to ensure safe in-person learning for Arizona students and school staff.