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Reform Matters: May 9, 2014
posted by: Tim | May 12, 2014, 01:02 AM   


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 Blog Roll: Don't forget to bookmark the AAE blog and the AAE Charters blog for original daily posts on trends in education reform and professional development.

Teacher Topics: Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to our amazing member educators!

AAE in the News: Why Teachers are Leaving the Teachers UnionNevada Business, 5/1/14

Must Read: "Many educators aren't feeling appreciated today because the unions we're compelled to hire tend to support policies that are often harmful to our students and lead to low morale among teachers." Opinion: What This Teacher Wants for 'Teacher Appreciation Week'- Freedom from Union TyrannyFox News, 5/7/14

Policymakers Must Act to Diversify Teaching, Report SaysEducation Week, 5/6/14

#ThankATeacher: Proclamations of Thanks & Discounts for Teachers
  • AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner thanks teachers in an official statement.
  • The Department of Education thanks teachers in honor of this important day.
  • Students First described teachers "in one word" in this uplifting video.
  • Top Discounts- it's not too late to save!
  • Teacher appreciation quotes to post and share.

Charter Schools News & Views

We are proud to support the growing charter school movement nationwide. Happy #CharterSchoolsWeek!

Milwaukee's Charter Schools Out-Performing Traditional Schools While Educating Students from Similar BackgroundsMacIver Institute, 5/8/14

Opinion: Clearing up the Record on Charter SchoolsChillicothe Gazette, 5/9/14 

BREAKING: Charter Schools Get Bipartisan Boost From U.S. HouseThe Huffington Post, 5/9/14

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