About the AEA
The Arkansas Education Association is a professional organization for teachers, education support professionals, students and advocates. Our fundamental objective is to work for improved salaries, benefits and working conditions for all education professionals, as well as for the betterment of the Arkansas state education system.
To Provide a Great Public School for Every Student
To advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the state to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.
OUR CORE VALUES
✚ Equal Opportunity: We believe public education is the gateway to opportunity. All students have the human and civil right to a quality public education that develops their potential, independence and character.
✚ A just society: We believe public education is vital to building respect for the worth, dignity and equality of every individual in our diverse society.
✚ Democracy: we believe public education is the cornerstone of our republic. Public education provides individuals with the skills to be involved, informed and engaged in our representative democracy.
✚ Professionalism: we believe that the expertise and judgment of education professionals are critical to student success. We maintain the highest professional standards, and we expect the status, compensation and respect due all professionals.
✚ Partnership: We believe partnerships with parents, families, communities and other stakeholders are essential to quality public education and student success.
✚ Collective Action: We believe individuals are strengthened when they work together for the common good. As education professionals, we improve both our professional status and the quality of public education when we unite and advocate collectively.