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Teacher Unionists Will Be Victorious Tonight, But Which Ones?

February 1, 2015 Teacher Unionists Will Be Victorious Tonight, But Which Ones? Guess what? The Iowa caucuses are tonight! Who knew? I don’t know, or much care, who will win, but I am hoping for Hillary to mimic Howard Dean’s “I Have a Scream” speech from 2004. I do know that tonight’s results will resonate throughout the […]

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Loss of Agency Fees Could Ruin NEA Affiliates in Right-to-Work States

January 25, 2015 Loss of Agency Fees Could Ruin NEA Affiliates in Right-to-Work States. Media coverage of the Friedrichs case has mostly focused on how it will adversely affect public sector unions overall. Reduced revenues and reduced membership will lead to a loss of political influence across the board, we are told. But the way this […]

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Financial Status of All NEA State Affiliates

January 11, 2015 Financial Status of All NEA State Affiliates. Here are the total membership figures, total revenues, surplus or deficit status and net assets for all National Education Association state affiliates for 2013-14. If the image is difficult to view, click here for the Adobe Acrobat version. A few highlights: * Even without accounting for the […]

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The 2015 EIA Public Education Quotes of the Year

January 4, 2016 The 2015 EIA Public Education Quotes of the Year EIA is proud to present the 2015 Public Education Quotes of the Year, in countdown order. Enjoy! 10) “No one ever entered the profession so they could join a teachers’ union.” – Kim Schroeder, president of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association. (August 14 Deseret […]

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NEA Concedes Memphis Secession, Immediately Affiliates Competing Local

December 21, 2015 NEA Concedes Memphis Secession, Immediately Affiliates Competing Local. The 4,500-member Memphis-Shelby County Education Association (MSCEA) recently departed the loving embrace of the Tennessee Education Association and NEA and went its own way. The size of the local and margin of victory for disaffiliation kept it safe from a national or state takeover. If […]

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Helping Out the North Carolina State Auditor

December 14, 2015 Helping Out the North Carolina State Auditor. North Carolina has a unique law that requires any teachers association to have 40,000 members statewide in order to qualify for payroll deduction of dues. What it lacks, apparently, is any enforcement mechanism, or even any way to determine if an organization meets the threshold. NEA’s […]

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Unions Like Local Control Externally, Control Over Locals Internally

December 7, 2015 Unions Like Local Control Externally, Control Over Locals Internally. The National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers have been making victory laps to celebrate the U.S. House passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act which, according to the Washington Post, “would significantly shift authority over the nation’s 100,000 public schools from the […]

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