ERIC Number: EJ1168122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
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Down but Not Out: The National Education Association in Federal Politics
Marianno, Bradley D.
Educational Policy, v32 n2 p234-254 Mar 2018
This research provides new evidence on the political activity and policy-setting agenda of the largest national teachers' union during a time of political change. Using a longitudinal dataset comprised of election outcomes and campaign contributions for all candidates for federal office and the National Education Association's (NEA) official federal policy positions, I find that NEA Democrat allies have decreased precipitously over time with the election of a Republican majority in Congress. Nonetheless, the NEA still experiences considerable success in congressional roll call votes partly because of the election of a growing contingent of Republican allies in the House and Senate.
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Teacher Associations, Unions, Longitudinal Studies, Political Campaigns, Elections, Federal Legislation, Political Affiliation, Advocacy, Activism, Social Change, Partnerships in Education, Trend Analysis, Statistical Distributions, Financial Support
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