Kudos to Sen. Phil Berger. Earlier this morning the Office of the President Pro Tempore released a statement exposing what’s really behind NCAE’s efforts to organize Walk-Ins at North Carolina public schools.
The statement underscores the following facts:
Despite continued denials by the organization’s leadership, NCAE’s fingerprints are all over the November 4th protests. Yes, members have a right to organize and make their views heard. However, they don’t have a right to use school time or school children to get out their message.
Since 2008-09, the number of active NEA members is down 25.5. percent, the second largest percentage decline in the nation. (All members of NCAE are automatically made members of the National Education Association).
NCAE Executives are paid well. Most top executives make six-finger salaries (For information on NCAE exec salaries see eighth link in Berger statement linked above and also here). You can’t blame teachers for being frustrated. Teachers continue to pay dues while NCAE leaders enjoy the high salaries.