National Education Association
|National Education Association|
|President:||Dennis Van Roekel|
|Vice-president:||Lily Eskelsen Garcia|
NEA was founded in 1857 by one hundred educators. In 1966 it merged with the American Teachers Association. Since that time, its membership has increased to over 3.2 million.
NEA is governed by a nine-member executive committee and a board of directors. The current president is Dennis Van Roekel, and the vice president is Lily Eskelsen Garcia.
NEA lists the following issues as its current focus:
- Common Core State Standards
- School Safety
- No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) | ESEA
- Education Funding
- Raise Your Hand for Public Education
- Parent Partnership Resources
For a complete list of detailed issues, click here.
As of November 2013, NEA has spent $1,646,370 in the 2014 election cycle: $310,370 went to Democratic candidates, $55,500 to Republicans and the remaining $1,280,000 was soft money given to political organizations.
NEA spent $14,899,964 in the 2012 election cycle: $2,260,847 on Democratic candidates, $177,707 on Republicans, and $12,486,260 as soft money given to political organizations.
The following table displays the top 10 candidates who received the most money from NEA.
|Top 10 largest National Education Association expenditures in 2012|
Donations to ballot campaigns
- California Proposition 1A (May 2009): $3,000,000
- Maine Auto Excise Tax Repeal, Question 2 (2009): $350,000
- Washington Lower Property Taxes, Initiative 1033 (2009): $340,804
- Washington Referendum 71 (2009): $15,000
- Arizona Majority Rules, Proposition 105 (2008): $500,000
- Colorado Education Funding and TABOR Rebates, Amendment 59 (2008): $250,000
- Nebraska Civil Rights Initiative, 424 (2008): $50,000
- Utah School Vouchers, Referendum 1 (2007). Between the national office of the NEA and its Utah affiliate, $3.1 million was given to the campaign to defeat the referendum.
- Missouri Minimum Wage Act, Proposition B (2006): $200,000
- Ohio Minimum Wage Initiative (2006): $710,000
- Maine Education Funding Carryover Initiative (2004): $300,000
- Washington Charter School Authorization, Referendum 55 (2004): $500,000
- Florida Minimum Wage, Amendment 5 (2004)
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "National + Education + Association"
- All stories may not be relevant to this organization due to the nature of the search engine.
- NEA Employees Must Be Paid for Time in Prison - Hot Air
- The National Education Association of New Hampshire Launches Mobile ... - PR Web (press release)
- NEA president says state shines at education reform - Yakima Herald-Republic
- READER SUBMITTED: Wallingford Educator Named Finalist For National ... - Hartford Courant
- Functionally Illiterate PFOX Slams NEA Journalist Over Email Typo - Falls Church News Press
- Head of NEA says state shines at education reform - The Columbian
- NEA, AFT, Common Core, and VAM - Huffington Post
- NEA's $131 Million Spree - Dropout Nation
- WSJ Hides Popular Support For Obama's Second-Term Agenda - Media Matters for America (blog)
- State orders Indiana State Teachers Association, NEA to repay schools in ... - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
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- Official website
- Facebook page
- NEA Media Twitter feed
- YouTube channel
- NEA Accountability Project Landmark Legal Foundation
- ↑ National Education Association, "NEA's Vision, Mission, and Values," accessed November 26, 2013
- ↑ National Education Association, "Our History," accessed November 26, 2013
- ↑ National Education Association, "Our Leaders," accessed November 26, 2013
- ↑ National Education Association, "Issues and Action," accessed November 26, 2013
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 OpenSecrets.org, "National Education Assn Totals," accessed November 26, 2013
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org, "National Education Assn, Recipients," accessed November 26, 2013