The Owl has found out something interesting in the NZEI accounts.
I kid you not $90.00 is all NZEI spent is all they spent on Teachers Professionalism
I watched on TV last night Ian Leckie, with a smirk on his face, talk about how the NZEI gave the Government a blood nose.
I can see both sides of the argument and something had to change.
I thought to myself I would see what the NZEI spends on professional teaching development.
I kid you not! $90.00
The recently filed 2011 accounts has income of $17.7M. They made a massive loss as well.
Under expenditure, all on its own, the accounts have an expenditure classification line called â€śTeachers Professionalismâ€ť $90.00. Things must have be tough at NZEI because last year the spent $13,641.00
To rub salt into the wound, the next line reads â€śTeaching and Learningâ€ť $1,303.00
But it is all ok because the NZEI Union staff spent $531,598.00 on Pension Funds for themselves. Up from $478,219.00
As always the Owl only uses information freely available in the public domain
What is the NZEI all about â€“ I struggleÂ if all they can afford is $90.00 on teacher development â€“ this is a very serious concern that $17.7M is spent on union staff, international travel, conferences and a whopping $1.8M on strategy!
I repeat $90.00!