Posts tagged NEA

    Kansas: Two More School Districts Drop the NEA

    January 27, 2023 // The Center for Independent Employees (CIE) announces that it has successfully assisted in removing the National Educational Association as the bargaining unit from two additional school districts in Kansas. The action liberates 60 public school educators and more than 700 Kansas schoolchildren from the NEA. CIE provided the legal counsel for Kansas NEA removal from the Valley Heights and South Central School Districts. Teachers in both districts held votes to become unaffiliated and remove the NEA’s influence on Jan. 17. The votes were unanimous in both cases.

    The Nation’s Largest Teachers’ Union Is Bleeding Members With a Shady Investment Scheme

    January 18, 2023 // For more than 17 years, the National Education Association (NEA) has been siphoning off millions in kickbacks for exploiting its members’ trust and convincing them to invest in annuities and other investment vehicles that charge outrageous fees and underperform compared to similar plans available on the open market.

    Teachers are fleeing partisan unions that some say undermine public education

    December 20, 2022 // Teachers are fleeing unions in droves, citing the political partisanship of the organizations that charge $750 to $900 a year in membership fees. The National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers lost a combined total of 59,000 union members during the 2021-22 school year. And they lost 82,000 members the year before.

    Teacher Unions Suffer Pandemic Backlash

    December 13, 2022 // A big complaint of union members is that the National Education Association and its state affiliates report spending more than twice as much money on political expenditures than they do representing its members. According to a Freedom Foundation investigation, the Oregon Education Association (OEA) has lost just shy of one in five of its members. They have taken advantage of the 2018 Supreme Court ruling that mandatory union dues violate public employees’ First Amendment rights

    Former teachers union official accused of violating ethics pledge

    December 12, 2022 // The Biden Administration Ethics Pledge specifically bans political appointees from communicating with their former employer in official communications, such as emails, but Harris-Aikens “was in regular contact with officials at the NEA from virtually her first moment at the Department.” Protect the Public’s Trust discovered this information from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which uncovered direct, official communications between Harris-Aikens, the NEA, and American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

    Teachers Union Membership Drops by 59,000 Across the Nation

    December 9, 2022 // NEA ended the school year with 2.5 million working members in 2021-22, down 40,107. AFT had 1.12 million, a loss of 19,078

    THE SYSTEMIC RACISM OF TEACHERS UNIONS

    November 21, 2022 // Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could reverse the 2003 Grutter v. Bollinger decision, in which SCOTUS asserted that the use of an applicant’s race as a factor in an admissions policy of a public educational institution does not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The current case specifically cites the use of race in the admissions process at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. The plaintiffs, Students for Fair Admissions, maintain that Harvard violates Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, “which bars entities that receive federal funding from discriminating based on race, because Asian American applicants are less likely to be admitted than similarly qualified white, Black, or Hispanic applicants.”

    Teachers Unions Spent $22 Million Backing Massachusetts ‘Millionaire’s Tax’

    November 14, 2022 // "The MTA has coughed up $13.3 million for the so-called Fair Share Amendment, while its national counterpart, NEA, has doled out $7.2 million," the Globe reports. "Which begs the question: What do the teachers want?" The constitutional amendment is an attempt to undermine the state's flat income tax system. Chris LaBella,