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Our Issues

We are active on a host of issues that impact our students, educators, and communities.

Educating the whole child is about education funding, and it’s about so much more, too.

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Education Funding and Budget

The Arizona Legislature funds the public education system that serves over 1 million students in our state through the annual budget process. 

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Gun Violence Prevention

Students need safe environments to learn, live, and grow.

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Quality Teaching and Learning

AEA supports legislative and policy efforts that enhance the ability of students and educators to be successful.

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Retirement Security

Everyone should be able to retire with dignity. Across the state, hundreds of thousands of public school employees rely on their pensions to ensure they can retire with security.

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Workers' Rights

Student learning conditions are educators' working conditions.

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Vouchers take scarce funding from students in public schools and give those resources to unaccountable private schools.

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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.