By Mike Antonucci
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Education Association has determined that under the formula it uses for dues levels, teachers and other professional members will see a $1 reduction in annual dues for the 2013-14 school year, down from the current $180.
This would mark the first reduction in national dues, perhaps in the organization’s entire history. But before you get too excited, NEA coincidentally came up with an idea for a new by-law that would assess each certified member $3 per year to fund the union’s “Leading the Profession” agenda. Also coincidentally, this would raise annual dues to $182, the exact amount for which NEA had already planned its $339 million budget.