Michigan teachers help pay fat National Education Association salaries

By Tom Gantert | Michigan Capitol Confidential

The National Education Association has 361 employees who make $100,000 or more a year, according to documents it filed with the federal government, and it collects $180 a year from each of the teachers who belong to its Michigan affiliate.

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel has the highest salary at $306,286 and a total compensation of $411,172 in 2013. Executive Director John Stocks made $301,588 in salary in 2013 and had a total compensation of $384,320. The NEA had $299.7 million in net assets as of 2013.

According to the Michigan Department of Education, the average teacher salary in Michigan was $62,530 in 2012-13. MEA dues are set at 1.5 percent of salary with a $640 cap. NEA dues are $180 annually.

at Michigan Capitol Confidential.

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