Teachers Unions Lost Big on Nov. 4

Back to December 2014 Ed Reporter Teachers Unions Lost Big on Nov. 4 Although the two largest teachers unions spent heavily on the recent elections, the results they achieved were dismal. As usual, the unions supported Democrats and progressives in … Continue reading

Unions: Let’s Dump Duncan

Back to August 2014 Ed Reporter Unions: Let’s Dump Duncan There is trouble in the paradise that is the relationship between teachers unions and the Democratic party. The union’s relationship with the Obama administration is in disarray. Obama’s televised speech … Continue reading

NEA Dues Increase to Rescue Common Core

Back to May 2014 Ed Reporter NEA Dues Increase to Rescue Common Core The three-dollar per year dues increase approved by delegates at the Atlanta National Education Association (NEA) convention in July of 2013 went directly to a “special fund” … Continue reading

NEA Says Common Core Was Botched

Back to March 2014 Ed Reporter NEA Says Common Core Was ‘Botched’ Dennis Van Roekel has finally been forced to call into question the Obama administration’s “gift” to American education, Common Core. Van Roekel, the President of the nation’s largest … Continue reading

Recent Radical Union Activities

Back to February 2014 Ed Reporter Recent Radical Union Activities The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) honored Rev. Jeremiah Wright as a guest speaker at its celebration of the birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in January. Rev. Wright is … Continue reading

NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards 

Back to September 2013 Ed Reporter NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards A dozen individuals were honored at the National Education Association Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner that was held in Atlanta on July 2. Former President Jimmy Carter … Continue reading

NEA: Dues Up, Membership Down

Back to August 2013 Ed Reporter NEA: Dues Up, Membership Down Delegates at the Atlanta National Education Association (NEA) convention voted to increase teachers’ dues by three dollars. The dues increase will go directly to a “special fund” called “Great … Continue reading

NEA Pushes LGBTQQ Agenda on Schools

Back to August 2013 Ed Reporter NEA Pushes LGBTQQ Agenda on Schools NEA Executive Director John Stocks urged delegates at the 2013 Convention to be “social justice patriots” who stand “with the LGBTQQ community against bigotry and for marriage equality.” … Continue reading

August 2013 Education Reporter

NEA Pushes LGBTQQ Agenda on Schools NEA: Dues Up, Membership Down Education Briefs National Education Association: Just Say No to Common Core Tests Book of the Month: Exam Schools: Inside America’s Most Selective Public High Schools Some NEA Resolutions Passed … Continue reading

NEA Membership Continues to Plummet

Back to August 2012 Ed Reporter NEA Membership Continues to Plummet Although 9,000 attended this year’s NEA convention, the union is still losing members at an unprecedented rate. This has forced the NEA to tighten its budget and decrease its … Continue reading

NEA Obama Rally Takes a Swipe at Romney

Back to August 2012 Ed Reporter NEA Obama Rally Takes a Swipe at Romney The National Education Association’s Representative Assembly took place July 1-5 in Washington, D.C. this year. The union’s 9,000 delegates spent the week discussing new resolutions, like … Continue reading

NEA vs. Paycheck Protection

Back to August 2012 Ed Reporter NEA vs. Paycheck Protection Every year, hundreds of thousands of teachers give their hard-earned money to political candidates and causes they may not even be able to identify. Teachers who object to this practice … Continue reading

The NEA Shows Its Politics

August 2012 The NEA Shows Its Politics Political conversation on the media is full of chatter about how to cut spending and debt, but it reminds us of the comment attributed to Mark Twain: Everybody talks about the weather but … Continue reading

The NEA Shows Its Politics

The NEA Shows Its Politics by Phyllis Schlafly August 1, 2012 Political conversation on the media is full of chatter about how to cut spending and debt, but it reminds us of the comment attributed to Mark Twain: Everybody talks … Continue reading