December 1, 2014
Financial Status of All NEA State Affiliates. In-depth analysis will follow in the weeks to come, but for now here is the table containing total membership, total revenues, surplus or deficit status and net assets for all 52 National Education Association “state” affiliates for 2012-13. If the image is difficult to view, click here for the Adobe Acrobat version.
A few highlights:
* Even without accounting for the income of some 13,000 local affiliates, NEA took in almost $1.6 billion in dues and other income.
* Revenue was down in most affiliates due to falling membership, but many were able to run significant budget surpluses by reducing expenditures – mostly personnel costs.
* 18 affiliates operated in the red during the 2012-13 school year.
* Despite various forms of staff pension relief, nine affiliates have negative net worth.
Recent Intercepts. EIA’s daily blog, Intercepts, covered these topics November 25-December 1:
* Randi Weingarten Unintentionally Makes the Case for Standardized Tests. Trust, but verify.
* Another Lesson on Union Officer Pay. There’s only one reason to defer income.
* In Case You Missed It. The anti-Ravitch.
* Shop With a Clear Conscience. Protesting in front of the wrong stores.
* Happy Thanksgiving (?) The joy of freelancing.
Quote of the Week. “Jobs restored in the public sector have fueled consumer confidence and helped create jobs in the private sector.” – Joshua Pechthalt, president of the California Federation of Teachers, on why the temporary taxes enacted by Proposition 30 should be made permanent. (November 30 Sacramento Bee)