NCAE (page 3)

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    Teachers choose protests over parents and children

    The N.C. Association of Educators has asked public school teachers to skip school on May 16 to participate in “advocacy day” activities.  Apparently, many Durham County teachers are planning to take a personal day to attend the event.  As a result, school officials are considering canceling classes for the…
    Terry Stoops, April 26, 2018
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    EIA reports NEA affiliate membership and finance data

    Mike Antonucci of the Education Intelligence Agency recently published membership and financial data for all state affiliates of the National Education Association during the 2015-16 school year. According to the data, the North Carolina Association of Educators had a…
    Terry Stoops, April 24, 2018
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    Highlights of the NEA’s Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly

    Today, the National Education Association is wrapping up their 2017 Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly. While much of the coverage of the meeting has focused on the NEA’s “tougher stance” on charter schools, NEA delegates tackled many issues during their meeting. New Business Item 1 was adopted. …
    Terry Stoops, July 5, 2017
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    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…
    Terry Stoops, February 23, 2017
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    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…
    Terry Stoops, February 13, 2017
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    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…
    Terry Stoops, January 10, 2017
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    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…
    Terry Stoops, May 3, 2016
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    Republicans raised salaries; NCAE didn’t

    NC Association of Educators (NCAE) leaders continue to complain that the 10.3 percent average salary increase awarded to teachers by Republican legislators and Governor McCrory since 2013 is insufficient and even insulting. Yet, the North Carolina Staff Organization, which represent the NCAE’s unionized workforce, claims that NCAE staff…
    Terry Stoops, May 2, 2016