unions (page 5)

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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
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    NCAE complains about teacher salaries, downplays improvement

    The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) issued a press release this morning to respond to the annual “Rankings and Estimates” report published by their parent union, the National Education Association (NEA). In the press release, the NCAE never mentions that North Carolina improved five spots on the…
    Terry Stoops, March 18, 2015
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    NCAE seeks “meaningful dialogue” with Republican legislators

    In a piece titled “Holding True to Our Vision of Excellent Schools,” Rodney Ellis, President of the N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE), laid out a new vision for the organization and their advocacy activities.  He writes, As we begin to prepare for the 2015 Legislative Session that will gear…
    Terry Stoops, December 4, 2014
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    Former NCAE members question the union’s performance

    A WSOC-TV report may have some teachers rethinking their position on performance pay. Reporter Dave Faherty interviewed former members of the NC Association of Educators (NCAE) who are unhappy with the NCAE’s ability to secure generous salaries for themselves but not public school teachers. NCAE employees will receive their…
    Terry Stoops, November 12, 2013