AERA Speaking Out on Major Issues
AERA Speaking Out on Major Issues
 
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AERA not only speaks out on issues that specifically impact the work of education researchers and the advancement of the field, but also on broader matters of society-wide concern, when appropriate and supported by the evidence base. These major issues have included racism, homophobia, and other forms of hatred; gun violence; and race conscious college admission policies, among others. AERA statements on these issues are listed below.

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2020

Statement by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine on the Celebration of Juneteenth
June 2020

Statement by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine on #ShutDownSTEM /#ShutDownAcademia
June 2020

AERA Presidential Statement on Police Killings of Black People
May 2020

AERA Joins Scientific Community to Endorse Congressional Resolutions Against Anti-Asian Discrimination Related to COVID-19
April 2020

2019

75 Science Societies Urge the Education Department to Base Title IX Sexual Harassment Regulations on Research and Evidence
January 2019 

2018

AERA Statement on School Safety Commission’s Recommendation to Repeal Federal Guidance on Reducing Racial Discipline Gaps
December 2018

AERA Statement on the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting
November 2018

AERA Calls on Congress to Support the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2018
October 2018

AERA Statement on the Trump Administration’s Detainment of Immigrant Children
June 2018

Statement by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine on the Santa Fe, Texas, High School Shooting
May 2018 

AERA Statement on the Justice Department's Announced Cancellation of School Safety Studies 
March 2018

Statement by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine on the South Florida High School Shooting
February 2018

2017

AERA Statement and Resources on National Bullying Prevention Month
October 2017

AERA Statement on Mass Shooting in Las Vegas
October 2017

AERA Statement on Providing Our Support for the Victims of Hurricane Maria
September 2017

AERA Statement on Providing Our Support for the Victims of Hurricane Irma
September 2017

AERA Statement on the Hateful Acts in Charlottesville 
August 2017

AERA Statement and Resources in Response to the Justice Department’s Plans to Investigate Affirmative Action Admissions Policies in Higher Education
August 2017 

AERA Speaks Out on Bathroom Rules for Transgender Students
March 2017

Statement by AERA on the White House Executive Order on Visas and Immigration
January 2017

AERA Speaks to "Texas Bathroom Bill"
January 2017

2016

Special Message from AERA President and Executive Director on Overcoming Hate and Hostility
November 2016

AERA Council Endorses Joint Statement on “Campus Carry” Legislation
July 2016

Statement by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine on Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin
June 2016 

Statement by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine on the Terror Attack in Orlando
June 2016

2015

AERA et al. File Amicus Brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin
November 2015 

Joint Statement by AERA and ASHE on the Shooting at Umpqua Community College
October 2015 

AERA Statement on the Charleston Shootings and Racism in America
June 2015

2013

AERA Executive Director Comments on Supreme Court’s Fisher Ruling
June 2013 

2012

AERA Joins in the Call for More Effective Prevention of Violence
December 2012

Joint Statement by AERA President William G. Tierney and Executive Director Felice J. Levine on the Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School
December 2012

 

 
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