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Teacher's Union Lost 70,000 Members Last Year

Dan369 Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 1:16 PM
As long as those that don't want to are not forced to pay dues to the union.
Extremely Extreme Extremist Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 1:18 PM
exactly what I meant...just left the money part implied as a condition of membership.

This is actually pretty incredible news. According to Mike Antonucci over at Intercepts, the National Education Association is down 70,000 teachers.

This passes for good news these days when it comes to union membership, but the National Education Association is down 70,000 members compared with this point last year. The reason it is relatively good news is because the union budgeted for a loss of 130,000 teachers and 10,000 education support employees in the 2012-13 school year.

Of course, the school year isn’t over yet, but the budget projection did seem excessive, considering...

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