Advocacy Projects


Code of Ethics for Educators

This Code of Ethics for Educators was developed by the distinguished AAE Advisory Board and by the Executive Committee of AAE.

It contains four basic principles relating to the rights of students and educators.


Declaration of Educator Association Rights

The Declaration of Educator Association Rights (or DEAR Rights) lists ten essential rights held by every educator. It was prepared by AAE’s Director of Legal Services.


AAE Advocacy Ambassador Fellowship

AAE Advocacy Fellows dedicate time throughout the school year to advocate for policies and issues that directly impact their students, communities, classrooms, and colleagues. The fellows receive monthly one-on-one coaching calls, participate in trainings with their cohort, conduct various advocacy projects including published op-eds, meetings with legislators, testifying before committees, and more. Also, fellows will foster and build the skills and knowledge for advocating and orga­nizing, increased familiarity with policy and bill tracking, and growing their network and sphere of influence. The Fellows share a commitment to AAE’s mission and vision and harness a motivation for policies to provide more equitable outcomes and opportunities for educators and students.