Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Teachers Are Not Suffering During This Economic Downtown

These are your tax dollars being used against you folks. Sure is a heck of a lot of money not being used in classrooms. The following information was sent to me via the Education Intelligence Agency.

"The budget was put together prior to reaching a tentative contract with NEA's staff union, but it already provided for salary/benefit expenditures of more than $118 million for a staff of 555.

The proposed 2009-10 NEA budget forecasts $355.8 million in revenue, an increase of $10 million over this year. The headlines warn us of massive teacher layoffs across the nation, but NEA modified its projection of new teacher members upward. Originally expecting an increase of 5,000 new teacher members for 2009-10, the latest proposed budget now predicts 7,000 new teacher members.

Nevertheless, virtually every NEA program will receive more funding, and spending on salaries and benefits for employees will increase 7.7%, even though the union is funding five fewer positions than in 2008-09."

Read more about it at the Education Intelligence Agency.


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