No matter our race, background, or zip code, most of us want our neighborhood public schools to inspire imagination, cultivate curiosity and critical thinking, and ensure our children can live fulfilling lives. Students should not have to look much further than their own classes to find mentors or materials with roots in their own community. Ethnic studies draws upon many disciplines to foster cross-cultural understanding. Educators, students and parents are coming together to include voices and stories of the diverse ethnicities that have contributed to the history and culture of the United States to prepare students for understanding and impacting our complex world.
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.