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February 1, 2012
Contact: Alexandra Schroeck

Association of American Educators Signed on to Second Annual National School Choice Week: Nationwide Events & New Film Premiered Across the Country

Alexandria, VA - The Association of American Educators (AAE), the largest, national non-union association for teachers, was pleased to once again sign on to National School Choice Week in 2012. As part of the association's continued efforts to support educators in all education settings, AAE partnered with grassroots organizations and coalitions across the country to celebrate teachers in events throughout the week in Indiana, Arkansas, New Jersey, Utah, Colorado, and online. As part of the celebration, a new film entitled, Teacher's Choice, presenting portraits of four American educators selecting non-standard paths was premiered and showcased at each event.

The events varied from small and intimate gatherings of AAE members and local leaders, to large meetings welcoming educators and community members from across the state. All events were open to educators and featured the premiere of AAE's new film, Teacher's Choice, directed by Bob Bowdon and produced by Choice Media. Click here to view the video.

"National School Choice Week was a great success for AAE and our state partners," said AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner. "By shining a spotlight on educational options for teachers including, charter, virtual, and parochial 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 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 $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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