A lot of chatter today from right and left about Mike Antonucci’s unpacking of the $12 million that the NEA gave to various advocacy groups in 2006-07. Joe Williams offers some thoughts here on the FairTest angle, which matters a lot around No Child Left Behind. In the context of FairTest’s budget $35K is no small thing and some journos seemingly should have been more careful about context. The other one that caught a lot of eyes is $277K for the Center for Teaching Quality, that’s a whole lot of jack…Update: But you can’t say they’re not getting their money’s worth!
Nothing illegal here or even wrong, but the NEA is the big dog on the education block so it’s relevant context to understanding various dynamics in education and something the ed press should be attuned to.