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Hedging

August 25, 2014 Hedging. In the teachers’ union pantheon of evildoers, a special wing exists for hedge fund managers. They serve as convenient shorthand for the type of corporate big-wigs whose presence and money are driving public education reform at the expense of its practitioners. Back in 2011, when National Education Association president Dennis Van […]

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What Happened to Eddie Tech?

August 18, 2014 What Happened to Eddie Tech? Let me begin by apologizing for the way I have reversed this story. Normally I discover something and then tell you about it. This one is a little different. There is something, but I don’t really have any idea what it is. Maybe you know and can tell me […]

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NEA Wrote Off $8.1 Million of Indiana Loans as Bad Debt

August 11, 2014 NEA Wrote Off $8.1 Million of Indiana Loans as Bad Debt. Back in May 2009, the Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA) found itself it in dire financial straits. Due to a combination of budgetary red ink plus mismanagement of the funds invested in the union’s insurance trust, ISTA was in very real […]

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When It Comes to Union Legal Services, Read the Fine Print

August 4, 2014 When It Comes to Union Legal Services, Read the Fine Print. They take a public relations beating for it, but teachers’ unions use their efforts to defend their members in court as a huge selling point, particularly in states where they have to compete for members. Although very few teachers will need […]

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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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