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Reform Matters: October 7th, 2015
posted by: Alana | October 08, 2015, 10:11 PM   
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Volume 4, Issue 5: October 7, 2015
AAE Sounds Off on Union Spending Event Spotlight: Video Coming Soon! Education Technology & Blended Learning Teacher Topics Charter Schools, Choice, & Reform Advocacy

Welcome to the new school year and welcome to the Association of American Educators' online publication, Reform Matters! This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.


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Note: We are proud to be member-driven and only take positions on issues after our members are surveyed at a majority. The studies, articles, and policies showcased in this newsletter have not necessarily been endorsed by AAE; however, by sharing new and innovative trends in education policy, we hope to educate and empower our members by examining new possibilities in education.

AAE Sounds Off on Union Spending

American Federation of Teachers Union Spends $37 Million on Politics

AFT may come to regret "doubling down on a highly controversial political agenda,"Gary Beckner, chairman and president of the Association of American Educators, told Watchdog.

"Teachers have had enough and are searching for affordable, professional alternatives" like AAE, Beckner said. "Teachers deserve an organization that supports the modern educator - without the politics." Click here to read more.

Event Spotlight: Video Coming Soon!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the lively discussion on how these monumental lawsuits could fundamentally alter the state of education nationwide. If you didn't get a chance to attend, we'll be sharing the video footage soon.

The latest: Why the Friedrichs Supreme Court Case Will Give Teachers More Power-and Better Pay, The Seventy Four, 9/27/15

Education Technology & Blended Learning

Why Your Tech PD Might Be All Wrong, eSchool News, 9/21/15

More Technology Doesn't Mean More Learning, International Study Finds, Digital Directions, 9/17/15

Charter Schools, Choice, & Reform Advocacy

Politics as usual: Teachers Union Endorses Clinton for 2016 Democratic Nomination, The Washington Post, 10/3/15

11 Quotes on Education from 2016 Presidential Candidates, MSNBC, 10/5/15

As Arne Duncan Exits, Another Missed Opportunity for Bipartisanship, Flypaper, 10/3/15

A Tale of Two School Systems, US News & World Report, 10/5/15
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