MACE. The South's Toughest, Most Feared, and Most Effective Teachers' Union.
MACE Protects and Empowers Classroom Educators...
One Member at a Time!
MACE knows the issues and what you’re going through.
Dr. John R. Alston Trotter founded MACE in 1995 upon this clarion mantra:
"You cannot have good learning conditions until you first have good teaching conditions"(©MACE, 1995).
Teachers, Are You Feeling Frustrated, Overwhelmed, & Disemboweled?
Tired of Snap-shot, Drive-by Evaluations? No Support for Discipline?
Feeling 100% Undervalued as a Professional Educator?
Don’t Quit! Join MACE. Don’t Teach Without It!
These days, teachers are so disrespected. They feel downtrodden, frustrated, overwhelmed, and disemboweled. Unlike GAE and PAGE, MACE represents only teachers, not administrators. The MACE representation is aggressive when you need aggressive representation. Administrators know this. In fact, MACE is the South’s most aggressive teachers’ union. Others have seen MACE’s phenomenal success, and they make the same claim. But their claim is hollow. It’s a sham and a farce. MACE walks the walk and has been providing its teacher-members effective aggressive representation for more than 25 years. When administrators find out that you are a member of MACE, they suddenly get “religion.” MACE. Don’t Teach Without it!
Why You Came To MACE!
MACE exists to protect and empower classroom educators…one member at a time. You came to MACE because you have heard of the reputation of MACE. You have heard that MACE doesn’t play, that MACE kicks metaphorical ass, and that MACE tightens up the mean-ass and petty administrators. You have heard correctly. You came to MACE because you know that better than any other organization in the State of Georgia, MACE is able to tighten up your angry and abusive administrator. You know that there is not another union, organization, or association (or whatever you want to call it) for teachers in Georgia which is as effective as MACE in legally scaring the heck out of administrators who are already terrorizing you. This is why you came to MACE. You came to MACE because you are tired of being tired and tired of being afraid and tired of being frustrated. You came to MACE because you want MACE to protect you, to empower you, and to scare the dog shit out of your abusive administrators. Welcome to MACE!
MACE’s Law of Learning
The MACE Mantra from the inception of MACE has been this: “You cannot have good learning conditions until you first have good teaching conditions.” This is an axiomatic truth. It cannot be successfully disputed. It is a law (principle of action) just as is the law of gravity. You may try to dispute it or ignore it but you do so at your own peril. Walk off the roof of a house and see what happens. The same is true of MACE’s Law of Learning. Denigrate teachers, undermine teachers, and question teachers in front of students and parents and see what happens. Chaos emerges and takes over a classroom. Learning does not take place. I still never cease to be amazed at how EDAs (educational dumbasses) masquerading as “school leaders” think that they can improve learning by running roughshod over classroom educators. They are operating upon a false theory. It cannot be done. MACE calls this “leadership by intimidation.” It doesn’t work. What works is “leadership by inspiration,” but how many of this type of school administrators are still around? They are a vanishing breed. Near extinction. If you teach on a staff with an inspiring administrator, count your many blessings. One thing about the intimidating administrators is this: They are bullies, and they get nervous when they hear that MACE is is around. There’s not an administrator in the State whom MACE is afraid of. Contrariwise, they all have a healthy respect of MACE. MACE is about the protection and empowerment of classroom educators…one member at a time. For more than 25 years, MACE has richly earned its reputation.