It's not that I doubt Mike Antonucci, but I wanted to see these for myself at NEA's own web site. I went to look but could not find them at all. Mike was kind enough to send me the link (NEA doesn't make this information easy to find)--and sure enough, there the damning statements are, just like he said they were:
I recommend reading the original, and then read EIA's commentary and explanation. Seriously. Because you have to wonder how an organization that fancies itself comprised of professionals can make this statement:
Resolution F-9 (Salaries and Other Compensation) has three paragraphs related to pay beyond the traditional salary schedule. One includes support for additional salary for national certification. The other two read:
“The Association opposes providing additional compensation to attract and/or retain education employees in hard-to-recruit positions.”
“The Association further believes that performance pay schedules, such as merit pay or any other system of compensation based on an evaluation of an education employee’s performance, are inappropriate.”
Resolution F-10 provides additional details.
“The National Education Association is opposed to the use of merit pay or performance pay compensation systems.”
“Any additional compensation beyond a single salary schedule must not be based on education employee evaluation, student performance, or attendance.”