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Here’s What Didn’t Become NEA Policy

July 28, 2014 Here’s What Didn’t Become NEA Policy. During the four days of debate at the 2014 Representative Assembly in Denver, the delegates were presented with 110 items of new business. NEA placed and preserved on its web site the full text of every item that was either approved by the assembly or referred […]

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Official NEA State Affiliate Membership Numbers for 2013

July 21, 2014 Official NEA State Affiliate Membership Numbers for 2013. Once again it took a bit of detective work but at last I can provide the state-by-state membership numbers for the National Education Association as of the end of the 2013 school year. More recent comprehensive state numbers are unavailable to outsiders, but we […]

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Direct Links to All NEA Convention 2014 Blog Posts

July 14, 2014 Direct Links to All NEA Convention 2014 Blog Posts. In case you didn’t follow along all last week with EIA’s gavel-to-gavel coverage of the 2014 National Education Association Representative Assembly from Denver, here are the direct links to each post, in chronological order. Enjoy! Drumming Up Labor Strife – NEA employees picket […]

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Coverage of the NEA Representative Assembly Begins July 2

June 23, 2014 Coverage of the NEA Representative Assembly Begins July 2. For the 17th consecutive year EIA will provide daily gavel-to-gavel coverage from the floor of the National Education Association Representative Assembly (RA). This year the convention takes place in Denver, Colorado. For those of you who are new to the communiqué, you should […]

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School’s Out, But Teacher Union Stories Are In

June 16, 2014 School’s Out, But Teacher Union Stories Are In. The Vergara ruling pushed the subject of teachers’ unions from the arcane pages of obscure niche blogs in northern California to the front pages and lead stories of press outlets everywhere. While the mainstream media played catch-up, the edusphere highlighted some union-centric stories to […]

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Barbara Madeloni Plays the Race Card

June 9, 2014 Barbara Madeloni Plays the Race Card. Newly elected president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association Barbara Madeloni is clearly going to be the source of much entertainment for the next few years. We have her explanation of what makes a good teacher. Now we can learn about teacher evaluations and race. Madeloni was […]

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Alabama GOP Gets Dose of Teacher Union Bipartisanship

June 2, 2014 Alabama GOP Gets Dose of Teacher Union Bipartisanship. Two articles of faith about teachers’ unions are being put to the test in Alabama’s primaries tomorrow. The first is that Alabama is one of those “weak union” states. The other is that teachers’ unions give all their political money to Democrats. The Alabama […]

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