Established in June 1997, the Education Intelligence Agency (EIA)
is a private, for-profit, one-man contract research firm. EIA itself supports no
particular program or specific reform but does focus on the inner
workings of the teachers' unions. Its clients cover the political
spectrum, from conservative public policy organizations to teacher union
affiliates themselves. EIA has successfully filled requests for
information from organizations and agencies in all 50 states.
quick, accurate information to requesters
concerning the public education establishment. This is done in a
variety of ways:
1) Weekly e-mail communiqués containing the latest news
and inside information about public education. EIA currently
sends communiqués directly to over 4,000 organizations and
individuals in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and overseas. Many more read them through reposting.
There is no charge for the e-mail service. The list is never shared with other parties.
2) Periodic reports, essays or handbooks on a neglected education issue. EIA's
reports have received extensive coverage in national as well as regional
3) EIA supports itself through contract work and provides raw
data on the requested topic (charging by the hour) or provides
extensive research and analysis in a finished report (charging by
the project). EIA also conducts workshops and lectures on teacher union
operations and tactics. Client confidentiality is maintained unless specifically
About Mike Antonucci
Mike is the director of the Education Intelligence Agency
and has covered the education beat since 1993. Education Week
calls him "the nation's leading observer -- and critic -- of the two
national teachers' unions and their affiliates." Mike's own writings
have appeared in The Wall Street Journal,
Investor's Business Daily, The American Enterprise,
and many other periodicals, and his work has been favorably cited in the
Washington Post, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer,
New York Post, and a host of other prominent daily newspapers. He
has performed hundreds of radio interviews and appeared on Fox News'
The O'Reilly Factor.
Mike's background in research stems from his previous
writing of military history. His article on the diplomacy of the
Byzantine Empire is included in Annual
Editions: Western Civilization, Volume 1 by William Hughes,
published by Dushkin/McGraw Hill. His article on codebreaking in the
Civil War was published as a cover story by
Civil War Times Illustrated
and in Spies and Secret Missions: A History of American Espionage.
He has had feature articles published in
The Foreign Service Journal, History Today, Command,
Wild West and many others.
He collaborated with U.S. Rep. Richard Pombo & Joseph
Farah on the critically acclaimed book
This Land Is Our Land: How to Win the War Against Private Property
and conducted research for Dr. Daniel Pipes for his book
The Hidden Hand: Middle East Fears of Conspiracy, both
published by St. Martin's Press in 1996.
Mike has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications
from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and a Master of Arts in
International Affairs from California State University at Sacramento. A
veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Mike logged more than 2,200 flying hours
as an instructor navigator of C-130 transport aircraft and T-43 training