teacher unions (page 7)

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    Let the griping begin!

    The NCAE and its members are not happy about the largest teacher pay raise in state history. Surprised?  I’m not. Courtesy of the North Carolina Association of Educators Facebook page:  …
    Terry Stoops, July 29, 2014
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    NCAE had one of the largest membership declines

    Mike Antonucci recently reported 2012-13 membership figures for state affiliates of the National Education Association, including the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE). The NCAE had one of the largest membership declines of any NEA affiliate in the nation.  Since 2008-09, active NCAE membership dropped by over 38 percent. …
    Terry Stoops, July 28, 2014
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    NEA membership declines

    As usual, the incomparable Mike Antonucci is attending the National Education Association (NEA) Convention.  Although he has not obtained state data yet, he does have aggregate figures and projections reported by NEA officials. According to Antonucci, NEA membership declined for the fifth straight year and NEA officials believe…
    Terry Stoops, July 3, 2014
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    NEA doles out thousands of dollars to NC groups

    Mike Antonucci of the Education Intelligence Agency reports that the National Education Association (NEA) gave $15 million in grants to 94 advocacy groups during the 2011-2012 fiscal year.  I did a cursory review of the list and found two North Carolina-based groups that received NEA funds. Center for…
    Terry Stoops, January 21, 2013
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    The Machine: The Truth Behind Teachers Unions

    Reason.TV and Moving Picture Institute unleashed* a short video that explains how the public education system is designed to benefit unions and politicians, not families.  Indeed, our public school systems often operate as “political perpetual motion machines,” not institutions that fulfill the civic, economic, and social goals of…
    Terry Stoops, September 6, 2012
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    Teachers unions as popular as Octomom, kudzu

    Paul Peterson, William Howell, and Martin West have some bad news for the Left.  In a poll conducted by Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy and Governance and the journal Education Next, positive view of unions dropped to 22% in 2012 from 29% in 2011.  For proponents of organized…
    Terry Stoops, June 5, 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