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National Teachers Union Reveals It Costs Taxpayers $100K Per Educator

December 21, 2017

Lennie Jarratt, project manager of The Heartland Institute's Center for Education Transformation, discusses data released by the National Education Association that shows how much taxpayers pay for government school educators.

Lennie Jarratt, project manager of The Heartland Institute's Center for Education Transformation, shares insight into recently released data from the National Education Association (NEA), a huge and influential teachers union, that shows taxpayers are charged an average of $100K to pay for each educator hired by government schools throughout the country. Jarratt also discusses why the NEA and other public school advocates are upset about the newly approved, federal tax reform bill, what the future is of states where unions and their pension benefits are sucking the state budgets dry and how school choice is a solution to states' financial woes. 
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Teresa Mull is a policy advisor for education at The Heartland Institute.
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Lennie Jarratt is the project manager for the Center for Transforming Education at The Heartland Institute.
ljarratt@heartland.org @LennieJarratt