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Coverage of the NEA Representative Assembly Begins July 4

June 27, 2016 Coverage of the NEA Representative Assembly Begins July 4. For the 19th consecutive year (egad) 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 Washington DC. For those of you who are new to the communiqué, you […]

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Official NEA State Affiliate Membership Numbers for 2015

June 20, 2016 Official NEA State Affiliate Membership Numbers for 2015. The National Education Association lost an additional 12,000 active members last year, bringing the union’s total losses among working public school employees to more than 322,000 (11.1%) since membership peaked in the 2008-09 school year. That’s the equivalent of losing the entire California Teachers […]

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NEA 360 Is Spinning in a Circle

June 13, 2016 NEA 360 Is Spinning in a Circle. The National Education Association has long worried about its need to attract and engage younger members. The teacher workforce has aged, but teacher union membership has aged even faster, as this graph created by NEA indicates. The union has repeatedly sought its salvation on the Internet. […]

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NEA Expects 1% Boost in Membership, Will Spend 2% More

June 6, 2016 NEA Expects 1% Boost in Membership, Will Spend 2% More. The National Education Association drafted a $365 million budget for the 2016-17 school year, representing an increase of $7.6 million. The union expects an increase of 24,000 full-time teacher members and 4,000 education support employee members. I do expect overall NEA membership will […]

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What Has NEA Done Since Last Year? It Got Engaged!

May 31, 2016 What Has NEA Done Since Last Year? It Got Engaged! The lion’s share of time at the National Education Association’s four-day Representative Assembly (RA) each year is spent debating and voting on new business items (NBIs). These are proposals brought to the floor by groups of delegates and constitute action items which, ostensibly, […]

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Put a Stake in Stakeholders

May 23, 2016 Put a Stake in Stakeholders. And so it begins. I know I do too much self-referencing, but indulge me this time by going back to last December and a post headlined “I’m the Party Pooper” about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): It will likely pass the Senate by a wide bipartisan margin […]

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Madeloni Wins, Gets $9.2 Million to Fight Charters

May 16, 2016 Madeloni Wins, Gets $9.2 Million to Fight Charters. Barbara Madeloni was reelected president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association on Saturday. In keeping with her nebulous employment status, her margin of victory was either great or small, depending on your perspective. Madeloni received 805 votes, widely outdistancing Janet Anderson’s 479 and Tim Sullivan’s 291. […]

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