R.I.P. NEA’s Communities for Quality Education

Mike Antonucci, Education Intelligence Agency, explains the demise of Communities for Quality Education, an NEA cache for millions of forced dues over the years.

Launched in 2004 with almost $9 million of dues money, the “independent” organization gradually disappeared from public sight, existing only as a means to cover up NEA funding and/or involvement on a particular stage.

The group’s last official act seems to have been a $400,000 contribution to America’s Families First, a Democratic independent expenditure committee.

NEA apparently pulled the plug last year. For the first time in eight years, NEA’s financial disclosure reports show no appropriation or grant to CQE.

Hopefully the laundering of NEA money and talking points dies with it.