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

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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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Bill Passes AR House Allowing Teachers to Exit Union at Any Time

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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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ASTA in the News: The Face of Education is Changing

ASTA Executive Director Dr. Michele Linch's op-ed in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:

Back-to-school season is upon us and another school year is taking shape. Whether you're fresh out of school, you're considering schooling options for a young student, or your oldest is graduating this year, take a moment to reflect on those inspiring educators who've helped shape your life.

As a state, we are at a crossroads with respect to education. Advocates from both sides of the aisle continue to champion policies that increase accountability in schools, strengthen school choice, and provide flexibility and innovation via technology initiatives. Transforming education for the 21st Century has become a top priority in Arkansas and nationwide.