Here is a continuation of previous posts about OVERPAID people. This time let’s go to a National Organization. How many people think that Teachers, in general, are overpaid?? Show of hands…..

I do not have concrete statistics on the answer to that question, and** I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT TEACHERS ARE OVERPAID**! In fact, I believe that most good teachers are **UNDERPAID**!! I understand that there are some terrible, horrible “teachers” in the USA and they deserve to be fired, tarred and feathered. Some belong in JAIL. BUT, for a large majority of teachers, they are trying to do a good job and care about results. I even imagine that most would change the way they teach if they were shown a better way. THIS POST IS **NOT** DISPARAGING TEACHERS!! BUT……I do want to talk about the National Education Association, the NEA.

The NEA – this is THE teachers UNION. I have provided a link to a list of their “employees” and their salaries. Here are some bullet points:

- They list
**1017**“employees. If we eliminate “former employees” (10, that are still paid something?, but probably do nothing), “unpaid interns” (39 of 97 “interns” are unpaid and only 10 make more than $10,000), “Board of Directors” (249, the highest salary is $21,733, but ALL but 7 of whom are paid less than $10,000, and**150 are UNPAID**) and there are 36 people who are unpaid, we are left with 684 “employees”. If we eliminate the 68 people who earn less than $10,000, there are 8 less than $1,000, 2 less than $2,000, 8 less than $3,000, 19 less than $4,000, 12 less than $5,000, 7 less than $6,000, 7 less than $7,000, 1 less than $8,000, 2 less than $9,000 and 2 less than $10,000.**We are left with 619 people who work for the NEA**. These are people paid through Union Dues from our teachers. I could eliminate a few more, say up to a beginning teachers salary, but you should see the point shortly. 619 of 1017 is 61% of the entire employees of the NEA “earn more than $10,000. - 423 of the employees of the NEA
**“earn” MORE THAN $100,000**!! 423 of 619 is 68% of the employees are paid MORE THAN $100,000!!! - 121 of the employees of the NEA “earn” more than $150,000!!
- 25 of the employees of the NEA “earn” more than $200,000!!
- 3 of the employees of the NEA “earn” more than $300,000!!
- 1 employee of the NEA “earns” more than $400,000!!

At $410,133/year salary John Wilson “earns almost as much as President Obama ($450,000/year). Seriously?? Do you think he is overpaid??

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