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NEA Challenges Charter Movement in New Business Items
posted by: Alix | July 12, 2010, 06:08 PM

At their annual convention held earlier this month, the National Education Association heard a series of new business items (NBIs) that display their distaste for the charter movement: NBI 91, which failed to pass after debate, sought to start a counter-campaign to a number of documentaries about education reform and charters that will be playing in theaters across the country this year  Continue Reading...

Bad news this morning regarding teacher pensions, so I hope you've had your coffee. A recent study by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research states that teacher pensions nationwide are underfunded by nearly $1 trillion—three times the estimate of government officials. The difference in estimates is because teacher pensions, unlike their private counterparts, assume a much higher—if unrealistic—return on investment and enjoy more freedom than private pension funds.  Continue Reading...

EIA Report: NEA Spends $26M on Advocacy Groups
posted by: Colin | January 15, 2010, 04:52 PM

The Education Intelligence Agency, a popular education research blog run by Mike Antonucci, has analyzed the NEA's 2008-09 financial disclosure report and discovered that the largest teachers union in the country has given over $26 million of teacher dues, some collected by force, to advocacy groups.  Continue Reading...

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