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Advocating for Change

Fight for your profession. Fight for your students. Fight for you.
We advocate on the state and local level to ensure our members have the resources they need to thrive, and our students have the public schools they need to reach their full potential.
During the 2022 Mississippi Legislative session, MAE fought hard to ensure the state legislature backed up the talk about educators being heroes with action. The result — the largest teacher pay raise in the history of Mississippi. Find out how you can get involved in advocating for the public schools our staff and our students deserve. There’s a role for every union member in these fights!

Our Legislative Priorities

Every year, MAE advocates on behalf of students and members to the Mississippi Legislature so that we can create the best and strongest public schools. Check out our priorities for the coming 2023 legislative session.

Safe water in Jackson

When all the schools are closed, and no one can get a drink of water or take a shower in their homes, we know the Jackson water situation has reached the crucial stage. That's where we are right now. And that's why we need you to take action by encouraging legislators to collaborate with School Board members, with MAE members and others to solve Jackson's water issues for our students and our future. Click the "Take Action" button on this page.

American Rescue Plan

Complete the following survey to help us establish a baseline of members awareness and knowledge of American Rescue Plan funds allocated to districts and the allowable usage of such funds.

Join the MAE Power Team!

Here are opportunities for participation in our efforts at the Mississippi Capitol during the 2023 Legislative Session. Sign up to be a member of MAE's Power Team!
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Applying curriculum that is equitable, affirming, and challenging helps us to develop scholars who are ready to compete in a global society.
Quote by: Erica Jones, President, MAE

What's Happening at MAE?

Find opportunities to get involved in MAE activities on the local, state, or national level

Are you a local affiliate?

Jump to updates, opportunities, and resources for MAE local affiliates.

What's on your mind?

We're here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (lessons, fact sheets, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We're here to support you in any way you need.

Advocating strong public schools for every student and every public school employee

Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) represents thousands of Mississippians—educators, students, activists, workers, parents, neighbors, friends—who believe in opportunity for all students and in the power of public education to transform lives and create a more just and inclusive society.