unions

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    NCAE adopts controversial “raised fist” image

    I’m not sure what to make of the raised fist image that the N.C. Association of Educators now uses on their social media pages.  It has an Antifa vibe.
    Terry Stoops, January 28, 2019
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    Red4EdNC leader: Group wants “true union organizing”

    A teacher group on Facebook recently featured a thread about the desire of some teachers to conduct an (illegal) strike in North Carolina.  Apparently, they are inspired by the union representing Los Angeles Unified School District teachers, who are threatening to strike. Leesville Road High School teacher Angela Scioli (who was…
    Terry Stoops, December 18, 2018
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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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    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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    Declaration in Defense of North Carolina’s Public Schoolchildren

    Red4EdNC has issued its own “declaration” a week before Independence Day. When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for the people of a state to confront a legislative supermajority that has consistently demonstrated over the course of seven years a hostility to the premise, the constitutional…
    Terry Stoops, June 27, 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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    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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    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