The American Education Association (AEA) is the largest education advocacy organization in the world.
Its goal is to improve the quality of education for everyone.
The AEA’s board of directors is made up of over 700 former public and private educators and school reformers.
AEA President Lillian Bernstein, who has been in office for 25 years, is a former President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).
Bernstein joined the AEA board in 2015.
Bernstein has also been an elected official, serving in both the New Jersey State Assembly and the New York State Assembly, and as a state senator from New York.
The organization’s motto is “to keep learning alive.”
But Bernstein has been an outspoken critic of standardized tests and the Common Core, and has been a staunch critic of charter schools.
In the spring of 2019, she resigned from the AAE board.
“The stakes are high, and we must be bold and stand up for our principles, our teachers, our students,” Bernstein wrote in a statement on her website.
“We must stand up to the Trump administration’s attempts to privatize our schools, to cut funding for public education, to roll back teacher and student rights, to eliminate tenure, and to privatise our entire public school system.”
Bernstein also tweeted, “My resignation is a statement of deep and fundamental disagreement with my Board of Directors and with the administration’s efforts to privatized our schools and undermine our teachers and students.”
But she quickly went on to criticize her former colleagues in the AEO board, which she said were “anti-public education, pro-charter schools, anti-teacher, pro for profit, anti teachers unions, and anti for profit unions.” “
I will continue to advocate for the quality and safety of our schools in New York and across the country.”
But she quickly went on to criticize her former colleagues in the AEO board, which she said were “anti-public education, pro-charter schools, anti-teacher, pro for profit, anti teachers unions, and anti for profit unions.”
Bernstein did not respond to requests for comment from Motherboard.
The following is a transcript of a May 20, 2019, conversation between Bernstein and AEA Board member Rebecca Schatz: The American Schooling Association (AASA), in my view, has become an instrument of corporate interests.
It’s not really for the education of our children.
It is not for the educational goals of the school.
It wants to make money.
It has been the source of a lot of hurt and fear for educators across America.
So, I feel like I’m really trying to get to know you.
What is your position on Common Core?
What is the purpose of Common Core education?
What are your views on standardized tests?
Let me just ask you a question.
I just wanted to know, when we first started out with the Common Developmental Standards, were you aware of any pushback from the Common Council and the Board of Governors, and were you able to identify any issues with those standards?
Rebecca Schutz: Well, we certainly didn’t want to create a situation where students would be forced to take a standardized test.
And I think, in fact, in many ways, they were able to achieve that goal.
They created standards that were not designed to produce test scores.
And we worked very closely with the states to make sure that students were able and willing to take that test.
We were working with our state partners to develop standards for high school and college students and we were able, as a result, to provide those high school students with a much more accurate assessment than we could have done through the Common School Assessment.
So it was a huge step forward for our state and for our nation.
But I think there were some real issues.
And there are some concerns.
And one of those concerns is that Common Core has created a lot more standardized testing in the states.
And, in particular, what we’re seeing is that there are more students that are taking standardized tests, which in many cases is in some cases going to be very inaccurate.
And so, there is a lot that needs to be examined to make the assessment as accurate as possible.
So that’s one of the issues we were very concerned about.
But in general, it was very positive.
And in fact the number of tests that we had actually increased by 10 percent in the last three years.
So I think we did make some progress, I think the standards have improved.
But it was also a great opportunity for them to develop a lot and to create standardized tests that would be much more accurately measuring student achievement.
That is one of my concerns.
I know the Common Alliance, which I am an alumni of, has also taken a lot from Common Core and has also come up with a lot, but I have to say that Common Alliance’s assessment and Common Core’s testing have a lot in common.
They both focus on the same set of metrics.
They are two sets of metrics that were created in response to the Common