Category: Political

Baldwin County teachers and support professionals showed up en masse to support paraprofessionals at a May 19 Baldwin County Board of Education (BCBOE) Board meeting. (more…)

Date: 06/09/16
Category: Home, Political

By now you’ve heard of the proposed PEEHIP rate increases that could take effect on October 1, 2016. AEA is utilizing all resources to rescind the actions of the PEEHIP Board. Stay tuned for further updates on how you can join the fight against this potential pay cut. In the meantime, below is a list of PEEHIP Board members that voted against you – let them know enough is enough! (more…)

Date: 04/29/16
Category: Home, Political

AEA members must remain vigilant in the fight to protect the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) from outside corporate interests who will not retreat in their greedy quest to control our retirement system. In the April 2016 issue of The Advisor, Dr. David Bronner warned, “They are not going away. The only way our members win is if Alabama legislators loudly hear your voice.” (more…)

Date: 04/13/16
Category: Home, Political

Senator Del Marsh’s much anticipated bill to link student test scores to teacher performance evaluations and remove tenure for support professionals was introduced in the Alabama Senate on March 1 and narrowly passed out of committee, 5-4, on March 8. The Preparing and Rewarding Educational Professionals (PREP) Act is set to be considered on the […]

Date: 03/14/16
Category: Home, Political

Discussion of the 2017 Education Trust Fund (ETF) budget is set to begin in the House of Representatives when the Alabama Legislature returns to Montgomery on Tuesday, March 1. Yet to be decided is the amount of the expected educator pay raise. As previously reported in the Alabama School Journal, revenue to the ETF is […]

Date: 02/26/16
Category: Home, Political

As the Alabama Legislature wraps up the second week of the 2016 legislative session, most lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are in agreement that revenue is available to provide educators with a much needed pay increase. Governor Robert Bentley has been widely criticized by members of the Legislature and the education community for […]

Date: 02/15/16
Category: Home, Political
Date: 02/11/16
Category: Political

2007. The last time Alabama educators received a pay check that contained more money than the year before was 2007. It has been a very long nine years since employees entrusted with the education of Alabama’s future received a modest seven percent raise. (more…)

Date: 01/28/16
Category: Home, Political

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Date: 07/17/15
Category: Political

Raiding Education Trust Fund is No Solution for State Crisis

The Education Trust Fund contains the word “trust” for a reason.  The word “trust” implies, by definition, one of highest expectations. It means a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of something. (more…)

Date: 07/01/15
Category: Political