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{{tnr}}The '''National Education Association''' is the largest labor union in the United States. It has about 3.2 million members, 14,000 local affiliates and 51 state-level affiliates.  In 2005, its members paid a collective $295 million in dues. Through its [[National Education Association Ballot Fund]], it involves itself extensively in ballot measure campaigns around the country.
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{{Short organization profile
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|name = National Education Association
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|image = National Education Association logo.jpg
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|president = Dennis Van Roekel
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|vice-president = Lily Eskelsen Garcia
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|chairman =
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|political party =
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|year = 1857
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|website = http://www.nea.org/
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}}{{tnr}}The '''National Education Association''' (NEA) is the voice of education professionals. The vision of the NEA is a great public school for every student. The mission statement is, "to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world."<ref>[http://www.nea.org/home/19583.htm ''National Education Association,'' "NEA's Vision, Mission, and Values," accessed November 26, 2013]</ref>
  
==Donations to ballot campaigns==
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==History==
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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.<ref>[http://www.nea.org/home/1704.htm ''National Education Association,'' "Our History," accessed November 26, 2013]</ref>
  
===2010===
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==Leadership==
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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.<ref>[http://www.nea.org/home/609.htm ''National Education Association,'' "Our Leaders," accessed November 26, 2013]</ref>
  
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==Issues==
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NEA lists the following issues as its current focus:<ref>[http://www.nea.org/home/IssuesAndAction.html ''National Education Association, "Issues and Action," accessed November 26, 2013]</ref>
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*Common Core State Standards
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*School Safety
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*No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) | ESEA
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*Education Funding
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*Raise Your Hand for Public Education
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*Parent Partnership Resources
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For a complete list of detailed issues, click [http://www.nea.org/home/IssuesAndAction.html here].
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==2014 elections==
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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.<ref name=os>[http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/totals.php?id=D000000064&cycle=2012 ''OpenSecrets.org,'' "National Education Assn Totals," accessed November 26, 2013]</ref>
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==2012 elections==
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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.<ref name=os/>
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===Expenditures===
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The following table displays the top 10 candidates who received the most money from NEA.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/toprecips.php?id=D000000064&cycle=2012 ''OpenSecrets.org,'' "National Education Assn, Recipients," accessed November 26, 2013]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable" margin-right: 3px; margin-top: 3px; margin-bottom:3px; margin-left:3px; style="background:none; width:600px;"
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! colspan="8" align="center" style="background-color:#008000; color: white;" | Top 10 largest '''National Education Association''' expenditures in 2012<ref name="os"/>
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | Candidate
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | Party
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | State
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | Office
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | Total
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" | Desired Result
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| [[Barack Obama]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|N/A||President||$61,577||[[Image:Yes.png|center]]
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| [[Kathleen Hochul]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|NY||House||$19,000||[[Image:No.png|center]]
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| [[Tammy Baldwin]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|WI||House||$17,080||[[Image:Yes.png|center]]
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| [[Derek Kilmer]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|WA||House||$16,000||[[Image:Yes.png|center]]
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|-
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| [[Christopher Donovan]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|CT||House||$15,000||[[Image:No.png|center]]
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| [[Elizabeth Esty]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|CT||House||$15,000||[[Image:Yes.png|center]]
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| [[Pete Gallego]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|TX||House||$15,000||[[Image:Yes.png|center]]
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| [[Chris Murphy (Connecticut)|Chris Murphy]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|CT||House||$15,000||[[Image:Yes.png|center]]
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| [[Elizabeth Warren]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|MA||Senate||$14,550||[[Image:Yes.png|center]]
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| [[Ron Barber]] ||align="center"|{{bluedot}}||align="center"|AZ||House||$14,250||[[Image:Yes.png|center]]
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|}
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==Donations to ballot campaigns==
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===2010===
 
* [[Oklahoma State Question 744 (2010)]]
 
* [[Oklahoma State Question 744 (2010)]]
  
 
===2009===
 
===2009===
 
 
* [[California Proposition 1A (May 2009)]]: $3,000,000
 
* [[California Proposition 1A (May 2009)]]: $3,000,000
 
* [[Maine Auto Excise Tax Repeal, Question 2 (2009)]]: $350,000
 
* [[Maine Auto Excise Tax Repeal, Question 2 (2009)]]: $350,000
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===2008===
 
===2008===
 
 
* [[Arizona Majority Rules, Proposition 105 (2008)]]: $500,000
 
* [[Arizona Majority Rules, Proposition 105 (2008)]]: $500,000
* [[Colorado Initiative 126 (2008)]]: $250,000
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* [[Colorado Education Funding and TABOR Rebates, Amendment 59 (2008)]]: $250,000
* [[Nebraska Civil Rights Initiative (2008)]]: $50,000
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* [[Nebraska Civil Rights Initiative, 424 (2008)]]: $50,000
  
 
===2007===
 
===2007===
 
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* [[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.
* [[Utah School Voucher Referendum (2007)]].  Between the national office of the NEA and its Utah affiliate, $3.1 million was given to the campaign to defeat the referendum.
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===2006===
 
===2006===
 
 
* [[Missouri Minimum Wage Act, Proposition B (2006)]]: $200,000
 
* [[Missouri Minimum Wage Act, Proposition B (2006)]]: $200,000
 
* [[Ohio Minimum Wage Initiative (2006)]]: $710,000
 
* [[Ohio Minimum Wage Initiative (2006)]]: $710,000
  
 
===2004===
 
===2004===
 
 
* [[Maine Education Funding Carryover Initiative, Question 1 (June 2004)|Maine Education Funding Carryover Initiative (2004)]]: $300,000
 
* [[Maine Education Funding Carryover Initiative, Question 1 (June 2004)|Maine Education Funding Carryover Initiative (2004)]]: $300,000
 
* [[Washington Charter School Authorization, Referendum 55 (2004)]]: $500,000
 
* [[Washington Charter School Authorization, Referendum 55 (2004)]]: $500,000
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===2002===
 
===2002===
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* [[Utah Radioactive Waste, Initiative 1 (2002)]]: $323,800
  
* [[Utah Radioactive Waste Initiative (2002)]]: $323,800
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==Recent news==
 
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''National + Education + Association'''"
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this organization due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=National+Education+Association&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=National Education Association News Feed}}
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.nea.org/ Official website]
*[http://www.nea.org/ National Education Association Web site]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/NEA.ORG Facebook page]
*[http://www.facebook.com/NEA.ORG NEA on Facebook]
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*[https://twitter.com/neamedia NEA Media Twitter feed]
*[http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/society/A0834941.html "National Education Association." Infoplease. Based on Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed., 2007.]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/user/NEAABS YouTube channel]
 
*[http://www.landmarklegal.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=161 NEA Accountability Project] Landmark Legal Foundation
 
*[http://www.landmarklegal.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=161 NEA Accountability Project] Landmark Legal Foundation
*[http://www.eiaonline.com/communique.htm Mike Antonucci's education blog]
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
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{{congress}}
  
 
[[Category:Ballot measure donors]]
 
[[Category:Ballot measure donors]]
 
[[Category:National political organizations]]
 
[[Category:National political organizations]]
 
[[Category:Labor and unions]]
 
[[Category:Labor and unions]]

Revision as of 14:06, 26 November 2013


National Education Association
National Education Association logo.jpg
President:Dennis Van Roekel
Vice-president:Lily Eskelsen Garcia
Year created:1857
Website:http://www.nea.org/
The National Education Association (NEA) is the voice of education professionals. The vision of the NEA is a great public school for every student. The mission statement is, "to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world."[1]

History

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.[2]

Leadership

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.[3]

Issues

NEA lists the following issues as its current focus:[4]

  • 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.

2014 elections

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.[5]

2012 elections

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.[5]

Expenditures

The following table displays the top 10 candidates who received the most money from NEA.[6]

Top 10 largest National Education Association expenditures in 2012[5]
Candidate Party State Office Total Desired Result
Barack Obama Democratic Party N/A President $61,577
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Kathleen Hochul Democratic Party NY House $19,000
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Tammy Baldwin Democratic Party WI House $17,080
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Derek Kilmer Democratic Party WA House $16,000
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Christopher Donovan Democratic Party CT House $15,000
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Elizabeth Esty Democratic Party CT House $15,000
Yes.png
Pete Gallego Democratic Party TX House $15,000
Yes.png
Chris Murphy Democratic Party CT House $15,000
Yes.png
Elizabeth Warren Democratic Party MA Senate $14,550
Yes.png
Ron Barber Democratic Party AZ House $14,250
Yes.png

Donations to ballot campaigns

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2009

2008

2007

2006

2004

2002

Recent news

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.

National Education Association News Feed

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External links

References