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Press Release



January 25, 2016
Contact: Alexandra Freeze


Association of American Educators Celebrates National School Choice Week 2016

Alexandria, VA – The Association of American Educators (AAE), the largest, national non-union teachers’ organization, is pleased to once again sign on to National School Choice Week in 2016. As part of the association's continued efforts to support educators in all academic settings, AAE is partnering with grassroots organizations and coalitions across the country to celebrate teachers in events throughout the week in states including Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, New Jersey, Utah, and Wisconsin.

The events vary from small and intimate gatherings of AAE members and local leaders, to large meetings welcoming educators, legislators, and community members from across the state. AAE members are also hosting hundreds of independent events in schools across America.

"The Association of American Educators and our state chapters are proud to celebrate National School Choice Week," said AAE Chairman and President Gary Beckner. "By shining a spotlight on options for teachers including public charter, virtual, and independent schools, we've been able to inform the public and engage teachers in a discussion about the benefits of school choice for not only students– but classroom educators."


The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national, non-union, professional educator's 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 $16.50 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.