This section of AEA’s website is your link to anything legislative or regulatory for public education.
Politics and Education are inseparable…
Think about the decisions that affect your job – Who makes the following decisions for you?
The amount of your salary
Your out-of-pocket expense for health insurance
Your class size and placement of students in your class
The teaching strategies you can use and the resources available to you
Length of the school year and the school day
School bus routes and school lunch menus
Whether or not you qualify for workers’ Comp or unemployment insurance
The right to vote – and to persuade others to vote – is a fundamental tenet of American
democracy. As a member of the education family, you demonstrate a commitment to the future
every day. The extra hour you spend helping a reluctant student master a skill, the time
you take after school to evaluate your students’ work, the special care you take to ensure
students receive a nutritious lunch and breakfast and attend school in a clean, healthy and
safe environment, all confirm your commitment to a better tomorrow for your students and your
By becoming active through your Association in the political arena – working to influence
decisions made by elected or appointed officials through lobbying, recommending and campaigning
for pro-public education candidates – you can help your students realize a better tomorrow. At
the same time, you can help shape your own future because public school employees have a personal
stake in the outcome of decisions made by public officials.
Websites to go to for more information on legislative and political action issues…
Go here for the most up-to-date information about what’s going on the state legislature:
names and contact information for legislators, calendar of committee meetings, copies of
bills introduced and acts passed by the legislature, research reports from the Bureau of
Legislative Research, etc.:
Arkansas General Assembly Site
The 89th Arkansas General Assembly convened on January 14th.
Legislative Email Alerts – 2013
Legislative Email Alert Archive
AEA Legislative Bill Tracker-Follow the progress of each bill.
This link takes you to site maintained by CapWiz.com. At this site, you can get information about
education-related legislation moving through the U.S. Congress. When the Arkansas General assembly
is in session, you can also get information about state legislative activity:
AEA Action Center-Contact Your Legislator
Go Directly to a list of Arkansas House Education Committee members
Go Directly to a list of Arkansas Senate Education Committee Members:
Go to this site for information on the Arkansas Department of Education. Click:
Arkansas Department of Education
Go to this site to see State Board of Education agenda and minutes. You can also watch the State Board of Education meetings live from this site. Click
Go to this site for information from the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System:
Go to this site for information about the Arkansas Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation:
Click to this link to get an update on education-related issues being dealt with by the U.S. Congress.
You can also send messages to elected officials from this site.
NEA's Legislative Action Center
Click on this link to find out how you can make a contribution to the Arkansas Committee for Children and Public Education,
the political action committee of the Arkansas Education Association
Elected officials are making decisions about your job! Be another voice for great public schools.
Click on this link to find out how you can make a contribution to the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education,
the political action committee of the National Education Association:
Click on this link to find out who is running for U.S. Congress and the Arkansas General Assembly from your area:
Click here for a Guide to Lobbying:
Click here for a list of AEA Legislative Priorities: