An association for educators provides a constructive alternative to teachers' unions.
Dr. Keith Courville, Ed.S., Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana (A+PEL).
In existence since the mid-1980s, A+PEL is not a teachers’ union. Rather, it is a non-partisan, non-profit member organization that serves educators in the State of Louisiana.
A+PEL is, according to its website, “committed to supporting, empowering, and encouraging Louisiana educators throughout their entire careers by providing comprehensive legal coverage, professional development, financial resources, and opportunities to amplify their voices.”
In addition to the benefits provides A+PEL provides its members, A+PEL is the premier educators’ organization in Louisiana, advancing A+ teachers as career professionals though professional development.
In this episode of Labor Relations Radio, Dr. Courville explains the benefits of A+PEL for educators, as well as why an association that focuses on the profession, rather than politics, is an attractive option for many teachers today.
To visit A+PEL’s website, go here.
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