ASTA is a state chapter of the Association of American Educators.

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Who Are We

As a state chapter of the Association of American Educators (AAE), the Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA) is a statewide non-union, professional educators' organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy, as well as promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda.

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ASTA Celebrates National Employee Freedom Week 2015

Today, the Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA) joins with 99 partner organizations in 42 states across the nation to celebrate National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW), a national campaign to promote employee rights of association. This is a 25% increase in participating organizations over last year, and the biggest coalition of partners yet!
Bill Passes AR House Allowing Teachers to Exit Union at Any Time

Did you know...?


Unlike ASTA, the Arkansas Education Association/National Education Association dictates that teachers may only resign membership during a small, unadvertised window in the fall. If a teacher misses this deadline, s/he is forced to pay membership dues for the entire school year.


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