Member Testimonials


"This is what I've been waiting for! AAE is a positive voice for all of us who still see teaching as one of the highest callings."

Guy Doud, 1986 National Teacher of the Year

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"AAE is reasoned, balanced, and classroom-oriented, leaving politics to political entities. Educators can find common ground in AAE with its focus on building knowledge and character in America's youth. "

Dr. Lewis Hodge, former Professor of Education, University of Tennessee


"A well known law is, 'you reap what you sow.' It is time for a change! It is time for a change in leadership. It is time for the AAE!"

Gene Bedley, 1986 PTA National Educator of the Year



"I finally found an education association I'm proud to be a part of. But I also save over $400 every year from what I paid in union dues by joining AAE. Plus I get great insurance and legal protection! Membership in this organization just makes good economic sense."

Sandra Lastra, 1995 Outstanding New Mexico Teacher of the Year



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"I was absolutely ecstatic to discover a non-union organization that met my needs as a professional without compromising my rights as an individual. Thank you AAE!"

DeLaina Tonks, Open High School of Utah, 2011 AAEF Scholarship & Grant Winner



"I spent years searching for an organization that was right for me as a charter school educator. I was thrilled to find AAE, a professional association offering me the benefits I needed without the politics I didn't."

DeeEtte Naukana, Mavericks in Education of South Florida



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