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Reform Matters: September 9th, 2015
posted by: Alana | September 09, 2015, 06:57 PM   


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 Speaks Out: Teachers Reject Union Monopolies

"As we consider needed changes to our education system, stakeholders should understand that the union is clinging to an outdated, unsustainable monopoly that hurts students and teachers alike. More and more classroom teachers are embracing policies that put students and professionalism first. And AAE is standing right behind them..." Click here to read more of AAE Chairman and President Gary Beckner's opinion editorial.

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Fact-Check: Just How Many Tenured Teachers Are Fired Each Year Anyway? (Hint: Not Many), The Seventy Four, 9/8/15

Teacher Evaluation: An Issue Overview, Education Week, 9/3/15

Opinion: Teachers Aren't Dumb, The New York Times, 9/8/15


Charter Schools, Choice, & Reform Advocacy 

Controversy: Washington Supreme Court Rules Charter School Law Unconstitutional, Associated Press, 9/4/15

Analysis: The War on School Choice Comes to Washington State, National Review, 9/8/15

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has called on stakeholders to take action.
Click here for more information on what you can do to help keep these schools open. These students, teachers, and communities deserve our support!

Professionalism? Seattle Teacher Strike Keeps Kids Home on 1st Day of School, Associated Press, 9/9/15
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