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22 NEA State Affiliates Have Fewer Members Than in 1994

August 3, 2015 22 NEA State Affiliates Have Fewer Members Than in 1994. Last April I did a little historical research and discovered that 20 NEA state affiliates actually lost members from 1994 to 2013. Now that I have the union’s 2013-14 membership numbers available, I am updating that figure to 22. Recent membership losses […]

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Y2K: NEA Membership Numbers Essentially the Same – 15 Years Later

July 27, 2015 Y2K: NEA Membership Numbers Essentially the Same – 15 Years Later. The National Education Association has unwittingly demonstrated the limitations of standardized tests. Let’s use a word problem such as we have seen a million times before: If NEA had 2,524,532 members in 1999-2000, and 2,956,532 members in 2013-14, how many more […]

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Official NEA State Affiliate Membership Numbers for 2014

July 20, 2015 Official NEA State Affiliate Membership Numbers for 2014. The National Education Association lost an additional 42,000 active members last year, bringing the union’s total losses among working public school employees to more than 310,000 (10.7%) over the past five years. I have compiled the numbers in a handy table, which provides both […]

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Direct Links to All NEA Representative Assembly Blog Posts

July 13, 2015 Direct Links to All NEA Representative Assembly Blog Posts. In case you didn’t follow along all last week with EIA’s gavel-to-gavel coverage of the 2015 National Education Association Representative Assembly from Orlando, here are the direct links to each post, in chronological order. Enjoy! Compared to What, When? – How to manufacture […]

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Coverage of the NEA Representative Assembly Begins July 3

June 22, 2015 Coverage of the NEA Representative Assembly Begins July 3. For the 18th consecutive year (yikes) 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 Orlando, Florida. For those of you who are new to the communiqué, you […]

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California Teacher Retirements Down 8%

June 15, 2015 California Teacher Retirements Down 8%. It’s hopeless, I’m sure, but let’s see if we can head off the next stampede of California teacher shortage hysteria at the pass. Thanks to the National Center for Education Statistics, we now know that teacher turnover rates shouldn’t be giving us the vapors anymore. With the […]

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Which States Took the Worst School Spending Beating During the Recession?

June 8, 2015 Which States Took the Worst School Spending Beating During the Recession? The U.S. Census Bureau released its annual Public Education Finances report last week, bringing us per-pupil spending figures for the school year 2012-13. The recession created a bleak picture for a number of states, but others came through it rather well. […]

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