Category: Political

It’s time for Alabama lawmakers to pass a substantial raise for all public education employees in 2018! Recruiting and retaining dedicated educators is critical to the strength of our public schools. Over the past decade, Alabama educators have continually done more with less: In the aftermath of the Great Recession, Alabama had nearly the largest […]

Date: 01/15/18
Category: Announcements, Home, Issues, 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

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

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT AEA ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY DR. GREG GRAVES, (334) 834-9790 MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Education Association (AEA) supports the efforts of all parents everywhere seeking the best possible education for their children, be it in public, private, religious, or home schools. However, AEA must stand against those that seek […]

Date: 01/28/15
Category: Political

By Anita Gibson, AEA President November 4, a few short weeks away, will mark the culmination of political season in Alabama for a while. It will also be the end of some political careers and the beginning of others. As in past elections, too few Alabamians will exercise their right to vote, and in some […]

Date: 10/09/14
Category: Political