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Press Release


May 4, 2010
Contact: Heather Reams

AAE Celebrates Charter Schools

The following statement can be attributed to Gary Beckner, executive director of the Association of American Educators:

"Your work is appreciated. This week, AAE officially recognizes the growing charter school community and the constant efforts of those involved with these excellent educational institutions. As teachers, administrators, communities, parents, and students your work deserves a most hearty and heartfelt 'thank you'! Your work will not soon be forgotten.

"We at AAE earnestly celebrate these schools not only for stellar educational practices, but also as beacons on the front of school reform. They consistently place the interests of children first and provide quality education for all, especially for those in most need. We encourage all lawmakers to take an active stand in America’s future— our students—by funding and supporting charter schools and their teachers. These public schools of choice are providing paths to a brighter future for countless students around the country. Keep it up!"

The Association of American Educators is the largest national, non-union, professional educators' association, offering an alternative to the partisan politics and non-educational agendas of the teacher labor unions. AAE does not endorse, support or contribute to any political cause or candidacy. AAE has members in all 50 states and welcomes professionals from all education entities. Membership is $180 per year.