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Greenhouse, Green Mountains, and Greenmail

December 15, 2014 Greenhouse, Green Mountains, and Greenmail. With the blog turned over to NEA affiliate finances for the time being, here are the union-related stories from the past week. * It is being treated as the official end of an era. Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times accepted a contract buyout, leaving Melanie […]

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Taking Stocks, Two Cents about Nickels, and the Wrath of Conn

December 8, 2014 Taking Stocks, Two Cents about Nickels, and the Wrath of Conn. I am devoting the daily blog for the next few weeks to an accounting of the finances of each of NEA’s state affiliates. It makes sense to devote this space to items of news that arise during the week. Rest assured […]

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Financial Status of All NEA State Affiliates

December 1, 2014 Financial Status of All NEA State Affiliates. In-depth analysis will follow in the weeks to come, but for now here is the table containing total membership, total revenues, surplus or deficit status and net assets for all 52 National Education Association “state” affiliates for 2012-13. If the image is difficult to view, […]

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The Old Get Old and the Young Get Stronger

November 24, 2014 The Old Get Old and the Young Get Stronger. Last year I reported on some demographic information the National Education Association compiled about its delegates soon after the union’s annual convention. It revealed that the 7,000 delegates, who are NEA’s most active and devoted members, were on average about 51 years of […]

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Former High-Ranking NEA Staffer Speaks Out on Union’s Direction

November 17, 2014 Former High-Ranking NEA Staffer Speaks Out on Union’s Direction. Until retiring last July, Bill Raabe was the National Education Association’s Director of the Center for Great Public Schools. Before that, he led NEA’s Collective Bargaining & Member Advocacy department. And before that, he had a long and storied career as a union […]

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2014 Election: Not Waterloo, But Elba

November 10, 2014 2014 Election: Not Waterloo, But Elba. Now that we have let the results of last Tuesday’s midterm election sit for a spell, and have accumulated the reactions of observers and all parties involved, we can view the big picture. The brief analysis is: The pundits are right, and this was a defeat […]

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2014 Election Pre-Mortem

November 3, 2014 2014 Election Pre-Mortem. Unless the polls are historically wrong, tomorrow will be a bad day for the Democratic Party and, by extension, the teachers’ unions. It’s certain that when this election cycle began, NEA and AFT weren’t expecting to be spending so much time and money in places like Maine, Iowa and […]

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