I was out of the office a few days last week and I know the story has already been reported by some of our friends, but it’s worth repeating. Last week Education Intelligence Agency (EIA) provided new NEA state affiliate membership numbers for 2013. Union membership has been in decline all over the US, and even more so here. EIA reported that the North Carolina NEA affiliate (North Carolina Association of Educators) experienced one of the largest membership declines in the country. From 2008-09 to 2012-13, active membership was down 38 percent trailing only Arizona and Wisconsin.
More and more teachers are finding they have a better way to spend $450 in NCAE dues.