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EIA Exclusive: NEA Agency Fee-Payers By State & Financial Consequences of Friedrichs Case

August 24, 2015 EIA Exclusive: NEA Agency Fee-Payers By State & Financial Consequences of Friedrichs Case. In its next session the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which challenges a 40-year-old system of compelling non-members to pay an agency fee to public sector unions with exclusive representation rights where they work. […]

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Following the Alabama Education Association Money Trail

August 17, 2015 Following the Alabama Education Association Money Trail. The Alabama Education Association has had what can charitably be called a rough few years. As its almost uncontested hold on the state legislature began to slip, the union began to engage in various risky political activities like: + Sending PAC money to five other PACs, […]

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Declassified: Indiana and Kentucky Internal Documents

August 10, 2015 Declassified: Indiana and Kentucky Internal Documents. Here are a couple of documents that are of local and regional interest. Earlier this year I posted the membership numbers for every local affiliate of the Oregon Education Association. Now I can post similar numbers for each local of the Indiana State Teachers Association. The […]

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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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