As Membership Plummets, NEA Retools Mission

Stephen Sawchuk:

Faced with arguably the biggest crisis of its 155-year history–the loss of at least 100,000 full-time members–the nation’s largest union plans to respond by organizing thousands of new members and transforming itself into an even more politically potent force.
Whether the National Education Association can accomplish those goals while simultaneously advocating improvements to the teaching profession–a role publicly supported by its leaders, but contested among rank and file–remains an open question.
Nothing less than the entire organization’s future appears to hinge on the answer.