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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.
Take action on state and federal legislation by getting involved and contacting your elected officials on matters important to you and your profession.

COVID-19: Educating Through Crisis

AEA is here to ensure we rebuild schools with an emphasis on equity, return to the classroom safely, protect the most vulnerable students, and help educators navigate their rights and responsibilities amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

Racial & Social Justice

AEA EdJustice engages and mobilizes educators, allies, and activists in the fight for racial, social and economic justice in public education.

Professional Pay & Respect

AEA helps build collective action for competitive pay, health benefits, and retirement security so we can attract and retain the best educators for our students. We also advocate for your voice to be heard in the decision-making process about your job and workplace.

New from AEA

Read the latest on our advocacy, our members, and the education trends we're watching.

Funding for Students & Schools

#REDforED is a movement of teachers, education support professionals, principals, superintendents, school board members, parents, students, and community leaders who are committed to providing Arizona's students with the public schools they deserve.
Joe Thomas
When school employees come together through Association work, they are demonstrating their intent to create better public schools!
Quote by: Joe Thomas, AEA President

Join AEA

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.

Protect INVESTinED

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. Here are resources to help fight back and protect INVESTinED.

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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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.