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January 22, 2013
Contact: Alexandra Schroeck

Association of American Educators Reacts to Federal Court of Appeals Decision Upholding Act 10

Alexandria, VA– Wisconsin's landmark law designed to curb union power was upheld on Friday by a Federal Court of Appeals. The decision solidifies the reforms in Act 10 and once and for all ends forced unionism for educators.

Following the news, AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner issued the following statement:

"Wisconsin teachers and the citizens at large have spoken loud and clear in favor of freedom of choice and fiscal sanity. Following two years of legal battles and debate, provisions under ACT 10 will be final.

AAE applauds the efforts of Wisconsin's voters and the Court's commitment to upholding teacher freedom in this historic ruling. This decision is a victory for educators and the taxpaying public.

It's clear that teachers across the state are demanding options and voters have clearly rejected forced unionism. Since this law took effect, AAE has welcomed teachers from across the state seeking a professional and nonpartisan option. We look forward to continued growth and serving Wisconsin's hard-working teachers for years to come."

The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national, non-union, professional educators organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy, as well as promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda. AAE members are forward-thinking professionals who are committed to student-centered reform efforts including school/teacher choice, accountability and technology. AAE has members in all 50 states and welcomes professionals from all education entities. Membership is $15 per month which includes $2 million professional liability insurance, employment rights coverage, professional development resources as well as a host of other benefits. Visit for further information.

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