North Carolina Association of Educators

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    The Long-run Effects of Teacher Collective Bargaining

    A new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) paper, The Long-run Effects of Teacher Collective Bargaining, won’t be welcomed by teacher unions. Authors Michael Lovenheim and Alexander Willén write, We find robust evidence that exposure to teacher collective bargaining laws worsens the future labor market outcomes of men: in the…
    Terry Stoops, July 9, 2018
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    Teachers’ unions: The slide continues

    Teachers’ unions are bleeding members.  Education Week reports that the National Education Association (NEA) has lost 100,000 members.  Now the union plans to “retool” their mission to recoup some of the lost member$hip. Union officials blame the membership decline on the recession, evil Republicans, evil education reform, and evil…
    Terry Stoops, July 18, 2012
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    The teacher compensation debate

    This week, the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) decided to write a critique my 2009 report on teacher compensation. I appreciate any and all responses to my research, particularly those that take three years to formulate.  (BTW, that’s a joke.)  However, I am not going to waste my…
    Terry Stoops, February 15, 2012
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    NCAE: Two views

    How do you feel about the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE)?  In an op-ed published in The Dispatch, Mary Cridlebaugh, who has been a member of NCAE since 1960, argued that ideological, angry Republicans voted to discontinue the dues checkoff allowance given to members of the NCAE…
    Terry Stoops, January 18, 2012
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    An overview of the payroll deduction/dues checkoff issue

    Buried deep within the Executive Organization Act of 1973 is NC General Statute 143B-426.40A(g).  It reads, Payroll Deduction for Payments to Certain Employees’ Associations Allowed. — An employee of the State or any of its political subdivisions, institutions, departments, bureaus, agencies or commissions, or any of its local boards of…
    Terry Stoops, January 10, 2012
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    N&O: NCAE not a union, even though we call it a union

    Before: “GOP overrides veto of teachers union bill” (News & Observer article*, Thursday, January 5, 2012) “Just after 1 a.m. today, in a secreted session critics called unconstitutional, Republican legislative leaders passed a bill aimed at weakening the state’s largest teachers union.” After: “The NCAE is not, by the way,…
    Terry Stoops, January 6, 2012