NEA

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    Preliminary analysis: NC average teacher salary adjusted for COL is 26th in the nation

    My initial calculations indicate that North Carolina’s average teacher salary, when adjusted for cost of living (COL), ranks 26th in the nation.  I explained the methodology used to adjust for cost of living differences in a research brief published last year. The unadjusted ranking is 30th in the…
    Terry Stoops, June 26, 2020
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    NEA: Average teacher salary in NC is 30th in the nation

    According to the annual Rankings and Estimates study released today, North Carolina’s average teacher salary of $54,682 is 30th among the 50 states and District of Columbia for the 2019-20 school year.  The revised averages for the 2018-19 school year also place North Carolina at number 30. As I…
    Terry Stoops, June 26, 2020
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    Candidate for NEA committee ready for revolution

    The 2018 National Education Association’s (NEA) Representative Assembly meeting is in Minneapolis this week. This, um, bold statement from a candidate for the NEA’s Executive Committee caught my eye:…
    Terry Stoops, July 2, 2018
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    Teacher unions lose bigly

    In Janus v. American Federations of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that “agency fees” imposed by unions on non-union members are unconstitutional.  The National Education Association responded, In a 5-to-4 decision, which casts aside decades of precedents and laws, the court has…
    Terry Stoops, June 27, 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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    2017 NEA “Friend of Education” attended Catholic schools

    The National Education Association named Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge of the USS Enterprise, also known as “LeVar Burton” or something, their highest honor – the Friend of Education Award.  He was a vocal critic of President Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education. He…
    Terry Stoops, February 15, 2017
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    NCAE had 46% drop in membership over last 5 years

    Yesterday, Mike Antonucci posted the official National Education Association (NEA) State Affiliate membership numbers for 2014.  He notes, “The biggest losers [of active members] over the five-year period were Arizona and Wisconsin (each with 53.1% active member loss), North Carolina (45.9% loss) and Louisiana (31.5% loss).”  (Emphasis added)…
    Terry Stoops, July 21, 2015
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    NEA supports opting out of standardized tests, so you shouldn’t

    At their annual Representative Assembly meeting yesterday, the National Education Association (NEA) voted to support the movement to opt out of standardized tests. That should be reason enough for conservatives to keep their distance from the opt out movement. Many lefties believe the opt out movement is the first…
    Terry Stoops, July 7, 2015