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posted by: Alana | July 21, 2016, 12:13 pm
Many states have tax-free weekends over the summer months and yours may be just around the corner. These weekends are a critical time for thousands of educators across the nation who start the school year without enough supplies and need to stock up on a budget. But even for those who are lucky enough to get the supplies they need to last the school year, these weekends can be just as important for those living on a teacher's salary.   Here's a list of participating states, the dates of their respective tax-free weekend, and the items covered under each state's holiday:     Continue Reading...


In light of Justice Scalia’s sudden passing, many teachers are anxious to know the status of the Friedrichs vs. CTA Supreme Court case.

Below is a list of frequently asked questions and their respective answers:

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Meanwhile, at Union Headquarters…
posted by: Alana | December 08, 2015, 04:34 pm


Just imagine you’re at the Rosewood London, a restored Edwardian mansion enjoying the finest linens and the classiest wait staff, at Disney World, wining and dining at world-renowned restaurants and rooftop lounges, or at the Ritz Carlton in Santiago, Chile, relaxing in premier spas and relishing the complimentary fitness trainers– all without paying a cent of your own money. Sounds like the life of luxury, does it not? Well according to documents recently uncovered by, this scenario is actually a reality for some or the nation’s leading teacher union leaders.

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AAE Video Release: Lawsuits with Impact
posted by: Alana | December 01, 2015, 02:51 pm

This September, AAE sat down with stakeholders from the monumental Fredrich's and Bain court cases to get an in-depth look at how these issues impact education.


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Michigan Union Still Using Forceful Membership Tactics
posted by: Alana | November 25, 2015, 05:31 am


When Michigan officially became a Right-to-Work state in December of 2012, the union resorted to bully-tactics to keep teachers in the fold.  Three years later, teachers are still facing union backlash when exercising their rights.

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What would you do if you were offered the option to choose between a traditional pension plan and the opportunity to invest in a retirement plan similar to a 401(k)? Teachers in Indiana may very well get that choice if key lawmaker and chairman of the House Education Committee Rep. Bob Behning has anything to say about it.


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JUST RELEASED: 2015 National Employee Freedom Week Survey
posted by: Alana | August 18, 2015, 05:31 pm

This week marks the third annual National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW) – a week aimed at informing union employees about the freedoms they have to opt out of union membership and the options they have for alternative organizations.

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Welcome to National Employee Freedom Week 2015!
posted by: Alana | August 17, 2015, 05:56 pm


National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW) is a national campaign aimed at educating teachers and other employees about their options regarding union membership. NEFW was co-created by AAE and the Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) because labor unions like the NEA don’t inform their members of their legal rights to opt-out of membership, leaving millions of teachers and other employees completely unaware that they have options.

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By Conner Dunleavy


Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that it will take up the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case. This landmark case challenges the ability of unions to collect dues from employees who may not wish to be a part of the union or object to the use of their dues on issues which they fundamentally disagree with. This case lays out a First Amendment freedom of speech challenge to the long standing forced unionism policy.

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AAE’s 2015 National Member Survey
posted by: Alix | February 05, 2015, 12:00 am
Today, AAE released its 2015 Membership Survey about the nation's most talked-about education and labor policies. We're thrilled to showcase member opinions and share our findings with policymakers and stakeholders on all levels.   Continue Reading...
AAE Members Testify in Support of Indiana Senate Bill 302
posted by: Alix | January 14, 2015, 09:48 am
Senate Bill 302 was recently introduced in the Indiana State Legislature. According to the language, SB 302 "provides that a teacher who is not a member of the exclusive representative (union) may enter into an employment contract with a school corporation that contains terms that differ from the terms set forth in the collective bargaining agreement."   Continue Reading...
Idaho is Changing the Game in Teacher Pay
posted by: Alana | December 23, 2014, 05:19 pm


In 2012, a bipartisan group of stakeholders uncovered a glaring problem within the Idaho education system. They were losing teachers in drastic numbers to other states and professions offering higher salaries.

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Administrative Bloat: A Growing Problem in the U.S.
posted by: Alana | December 22, 2014, 06:49 pm


Did you know that the United States employs the most non-teacher employees (outside of Denmark) in the entire Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)?

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Are Teachers Being Shortchanged? This Report Says Yes!
posted by: Alana | July 23, 2014, 10:25 am
In virtually EVERY industry in the nation, employees are paid based on their value in the marketplace for the numbers they increase, the skills they perfect, and the value they create for their employers. This is not the case in public education.   Continue Reading...
New Study Links District Spending to Productivity
posted by: Alana | July 15, 2014, 05:17 pm

A new study from the Center for American Progress has been released evaluating the productivity of our nation's schools as it pertains to per-pupil spending.

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Reform Matters: June 25, 2014
posted by: Alix | June 26, 2014, 12:00 am
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.   Continue Reading...
Two AAE member educators, Regional Membership Director Kristi Lacroix, and coalition of other local stakeholders testified Thursday before a Pennsylvania House committee in support of a new paycheck protection bill designed to promote teacher freedom of choice and union accountability.   Continue Reading...
Report Finds Bias in Teacher Evaluation Systems
posted by: Ruthie | May 13, 2014, 03:25 pm

As many states work to implement new teacher evaluation systems, a new report by the Brown Center on Education Policy indicates a bias in evaluations resulting from principals who give their teachers an unfair boost based on the students they’re assigned to teach, not their instructional capability.

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Indiana Teacher Evaluations: Unfair?
posted by: Ruthie | April 10, 2014, 02:51 pm

In the wake of ground-breaking legislation in 2011, teacher evaluations in Indiana are making headlines this week. According to recent reports, the State Board of Education, lawmakers, and education policy experts deemed the results – only 2% of educators in Indiana are in need of improvement – as “too good to be true.”

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Tax Tips for Teachers
posted by: Ruthie | March 18, 2014, 11:18 am

Taxes are due in less than a month. As an educator, it’s important to know what kind of federal tax breaks you are eligible to receive. Specifically, teachers can deduct up to $250 for unreimbursed classroom expenses.

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