National Professional Education Organization Flashcards

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Local Teachers' Unions

Consists of all teachers of the local school district who are members

Can affect change within their district, like teacher salary and first day of service

Members automatically enrolled in AFT

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American Federation of Teachers

A union founded in 1916 to address teacher's rights at a national level

Includes teachers and other educational professionals

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Core Values of the National Education Association
Equal opportunity; a just society; democracy; professionalism; partnership; collective action
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Mission of the National Education Association

Advocates on behalf of teachers to ensure sufficient and safe work conditions and a fair salary

Advocates on behalf of students to ensure that all are offered a quality education

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National Education Association (NEA)

Started in 1857

The largest professional organization for teachers in the U.S.

Protects the interests of teachers and students in the education system

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Congratulations! You have just received your license to be a teacher! And what luck! A teaching job opened up close to your home, and you were hired! However, within a few weeks, you realize why the job was on the market: the working conditions are terrible. You are paid minimum wage for 40 hours of work a week despite the fact that your first class of the day is at 6:30 am and your last class of the day ends at 8:00 pm. Asbestos falls from your ceiling as you teach a classroom full of 80 high school students. You are required to wear a turtleneck and long pants despite the fact that the thermostat is set to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Does this sound ridiculous? It should! For over 100 years, the rights of teachers have been protected by various local, state, and national organizations. They ensure that no teacher in the United States will ever work in the conditions described above. This set of flashcards will help you review the organizations responsible for advocating on the behalf of education professionals.

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National Education Association (NEA)

Started in 1857

The largest professional organization for teachers in the U.S.

Protects the interests of teachers and students in the education system

Mission of the National Education Association

Advocates on behalf of teachers to ensure sufficient and safe work conditions and a fair salary

Advocates on behalf of students to ensure that all are offered a quality education

Core Values of the National Education Association
Equal opportunity; a just society; democracy; professionalism; partnership; collective action
American Federation of Teachers

A union founded in 1916 to address teacher's rights at a national level

Includes teachers and other educational professionals

Local Teachers' Unions

Consists of all teachers of the local school district who are members

Can affect change within their district, like teacher salary and first day of service

Members automatically enrolled in AFT

Mission of the American Federation of Teachers
To provide educators with fair pay, good working conditions, strong institutions, a platform for voicing concerns, educator comradery, and the protection of democracy and human rights
Mission Statement of the National Education Association
'To advocate for educational professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed'
Subject-Specific Organizations

Also known as field-specific organizations

Professional organizations that are centered around an educational content area

Benefits of Subject-Specific Organizations

Keep members up to date on research involving both the specific content area and how to teach it

Provides opportunities for professional development

Provides educational discounts

Examples of Subject-Specific Organizations

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE)

National Council for Teachers of Math (NCTM)

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