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Journal article reveals tensions between NCAE and Organize 2020

Organize 2020 is the “social justice caucus” of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), the state’s National Education Association affiliate.  Last year, 14 members of Organize 2020 were arrested in downtown Raleigh for sitting in the middle of the road to protest education funding or something.  Citizen journalist A.P. Dillon has chronicled their activitiesContinue Reading

Money, not class sizes, behind HB 13 push

The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) survey, Pass House Bill 13 to Save Teachers, Increase Per Pupil Funding to National Average, tells you all you need to know about the push to get the N.C. Senate to pass House Bill 13.  Currently, HB 13 is in the Committee On Rules and Operations of theContinue Reading

NCAE one of the NEA’s “5 financially shakiest states”

Mike Antonucci analyzed the 2015 tax filings and internal membership numbers for all state National Education Association (NEA) affiliates.  He found that union affiliates in Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, and Wisconsin were on the shakiest ground.  He writes, The North Carolina Association of Educators lost 9.6 percent of its active members in 2015 andContinue Reading

Audit: NCAE had only 7,331 members on payroll deduction in 2015

An audit of union/employee association membership found that the N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE), the state affiliate of the National Education Association, had only 7,331 members on employer payroll deduction as of December 2015. State auditors wrote, We were unable to obtain the total membership count and type of membership count from the North CarolinaContinue Reading

NC makes “The 10 Most Memorable Teachers Union Quotes of 2016” list

From “The 10 Most Memorable Teachers Union Quotes of 2016” by Mike Antonucci on The 74: 9) “Our staff is under constant pressure to do more with less since we have not received a salary increase in eight (8) years.” —From a petition written by employees of the North Carolina Association of Educators addressed toContinue Reading

Reports of NCAE’s demise have been…underreported

Over the last few months, I have pointed out that the NC Association of Educators (NCAE) have had a massive drop in membership and money; had internal disagreements about House Bill 2, despite their stated opposition to it; had a unanimous staff vote of “no confidence” in Executive Director Rachelle Johnson; sponsored unpopular “walk-in” eventsContinue Reading

Unions want Pearson to make more money

Usually, teacher unions blast corporations who earn profits from selling goods and services to public schools, particularly charter schools. But now the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, and others want Pearson, the nation’s largest testing, curriculum, and instructional technology company, to make more money. Huh? Education Week explains, The AFT has spentContinue Reading

NEA union affiliates are hurtin’

According to data obtained and published by Mike Antonucci of EIAOnline, the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) continues to lose membership and revenue. The NCAE lost 3,727 members and $1.3 million in revenue from 2013 to 2014.