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Where Are the Most Fee-Payers? The Answer Might Surprise You

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Florida Education Association’s Finances

The Florida Education Association has a negative net worth due to its holding almost $24.2 million in post-retirement liabilities (pension and health coverage) for its former staffers. Total membership – 126,439, down 1,114 members Total revenue – $29.8 million (83.8% came from member dues), up $509,000 Surplus – $700,000 Net assets – negative $1.2 million Total staff – 79 […]

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Job Opening: Captain of a Sinking Ship

Looks like NEA is preparing to return the Alabama Education Association to its own devices. Here’s a job posting for the position of executive director. I’m guessing the most important qualification is: “Has a record of long term financial planning, managing finances and resources, and providing accurate information and guidance to governing boards. Has a record […]

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Chicago Teachers Union’s Bold Stance for Choice

From yesterday’s Chicago Sun-Times: In a largely symbolic move, the Chicago Teachers Union closed its Bank of America account Wednesday and urged others not to keep funds with an institution the union argues has contributed to Chicago Public Schools’ dire financial state. “We are demanding that Bank of America act as a good corporate citizen […]

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Delaware State Education Association’s Finances

The Delaware State Education Association lost members for only the second time in the last 20 years, but the two instances were losses of only 9 and 20 members. DSEA’s finances are solid and its delegates are among the largest contributors to NEA’s PAC. Total membership – 12,689, down 20 members Total revenue – $5 million (87% came from […]

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Congratulations, Sticker Boy, You’re the Poster Child for NEA

I must devote a little space to Peter Clinkscales, the Drake University freshman who used his NEA stickers to achieve Internet and TV fame.

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NEA, AFT Spin in Opposite Directions

The presidents of the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, eh, emphasized different aspects of last night’s Iowa results. First, NEA’s Lily Eskelsen García: “Last night, the people of Iowa sent a message to the rest of the country: Hillary Clinton is the best choice for president of the United States.” Then, […]

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