AAUW’s Position on No Child Left Behind

Until the federal government fulfills its promises and obligations under No Child Left Behind, there will continue to be large gaps between a workable implementation of the law and the realization of its laudable goals. Read more »

Suggested Confirmation Questions for Sonia Sotomayor

AAUW submitted questions to the Senate Judiciary Committee for the Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Education and Training in Welfare/TANF

AAUW strongly believes that welfare programs should be flexible to allow the highest level of education possible, because advanced degrees are more likely to promote self-sufficiency. Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Title IX

Commonly known for creating opportunities for women and girls in athletics, Title IX affects all areas of education. Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Charter Schools

AAUW believes all publicly funded schools must be accountable to the public for academic achievement, health and safety standards, and the civil rights of all students. Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Educating Women and Girls with Disabilities

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Recommendations on Improving the Higher Education Act

In 2009, AAUW issued recommendations for improving the Higher Education Act. Read more »

The Pride of a Young Woman at President Obama’s First Bill Signing

Crowding around a small TV in an office in the Public Policy and Government Relations Department of AAUW to watch as President Obama signed his first bill, the Lilly Ledbetter […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   January 30, 2009

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Signed into Law

“This is a wonderful day.” Those are the words President Obama spoke moments before signing his first bill into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The law makes it […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   4 Comments   |   January 29, 2009

AAUW Gives Thanks

Last week, I took my son on a brief pre-Thanksgiving trip to visit my elderly parents in Kansas City. I took the trip in part to discuss my parents’ retirement […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 27, 2008