Skip to comments.Secret Document: Only 4% of NEA Dues Dollars Dedicated to ‘Improve Teaching’
Posted on 08/31/2011 3:18:09 PM PDT by Nachum
It looks like the National Education Association is not putting its money where its mouth is.
In its mission statement, the nations largest teachers union asserts that we will focus the energy and resources of our 3.2 million members on improving the quality of teaching, increasing student achievement and making schools safer, better places to learn.
But a secret union document reveals that the NEAs commitment to improv(ing) teaching and learning works out to a paltry $7.44 per member every year. This is according to a document obtained from an internal source of the Indiana State Teachers Association, one of the NEAs state affiliates. All dollar amounts refer to the NEAs 2010-11 budget, and are the most recent numbers available.
Standing strong for better teaching? Not so much
While the majority of a teachers dues dollars stay with the state union, $166 is sent to the NEA every year, which is the parent union. As already stated, the NEA only spent $7.44 of that amount on efforts to improve teaching and learning.
To put that into perspective, the NEA spent four times as much ($31.05 of the $166) on legislative and ballot initiatives and partnerships and public relations. The union spent $68.69 of the $166 on administrative support, governance, legal support, and leadership development and constituency support.
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It’s that high?
On the other hand, much more than I ever thought.
I haven’t seen it in a number of years, but here in Japan, there used to be a weekly NEA advertisement — normally featuring the thoughts of the NEA President — in the English language newspaper “The Daily Yomiuri”.
Whenever I saw that, I always wondered WTF??? Why would anyone in Japan be interested in anything the head parasite of the NEA had do say? And if they were putting these stupid adds in Japanese papers, where else were they putting them? The Daily Yomiuri is a national paper. Ad prices are pretty expensive.
........................While the majority of a teachers dues dollars stay with the state union, $166 is sent to the NEA every year.....................
?If the $166 is the minority of what the dues are, what do the teachers get assessed on average, per year?
The National Education Association’s only job should be managing the health care coverage and retirement plans for its members. That would unburden the taxpayer and get the best possible deals for its members — and it would also put the onus for failures where it belongs. Thanks Nachum.
It has never been for “the children” ever.
Could you add me to your ping list? Thanks.
about 4-5 hundred.
Enough so that when they erroneously boast about getting you a four percent raise (2% of state plus 2% of local pay), you find yourself better served by dropping out and saving your dues.
There is an alternative for many:
The Christian Educator’s Association.
Has liability insurance, costs way less, doesn’t pressure the workers, or send money to you know who.