ISEA TEACHER UNION'S INFLUENCE COST IOWANS $8 BILLION, OF WHICH at least $3.5 BILLION WAS WASTED IN PAST 10 YEARS
THE NUMBERS AND CONTENTS HEREIN SHOW WHY THE ISEA IS IOWA PUBLIC ENEMY # 1
Results are often over looked for individuals and organizations involved with the public. Some even foolishly believe results can't be measured. The following fills the void for the ISEA teacher union. While the union is losing members, its impact on Iowans has pretty much gone unnoticed, until now--when its impacts for the past 10 years are described herein, with very disappointing numbers. It is noteworthy that 67% of the members of the ISEA teacher union care about kids and their education and are not the problem. The problem is with the 33% who are insecure control freaks, obsessed with money and who are constructivist educrats who have convinced themselves poor and minority students can't be taught. Unfortunately it is these people who are running the union and causing the problems described herein.
The awful SEA teacher union also influenced Iowa Democrats to pass a law giving the union control of $18.7 million Federal dollars for school district failures caused by the union. IT PAYS TO FAIL IN EDUCATION--and that is the way the ISEA wants it.
The following table shows some of the union's more noteworthy financial and social impacts on Iowans in the past ten years alone. Total Accumulated Tax increases on Iowans totaled $18 Billion for the 10 period, as shown in the following table. The ISEA and its affiliate's influence, directly caused at least $8 Billion of that increase.
THE ISEA IS CREDITED WITH CAUSING AT LEAST $8 BILLION OF THE TOTAL $18 BILLION INCREASE
IOWA'S 49.5% TAX INCREASES, IN 10 YEARS, ARE STAGGERING! IOWANS ACCUMULATED TOTAL TAXES INCREASED BY $18.24 BILLION IN TEN YEARS. Source: Legislative Services YEAR TOTAL STATE, LOCAL OPTION, UTILITY REPLACEMENT AND PROPERTY TAXES PAID BY IOWANS TOTAL ACCUMULATED TAX INCREASE FROM BASELINE YEAR 1999 FY 1999 $7,626,777,734 FY 2000 $8,048,497,467 $421,719,733 FY 2001 $8,239,675,877 $612,898,142 FY 2002 $8,201,306,655 $574,528,921 FY 2003 $8,451,342,468 $824,564,733 FY 2004 $8,888,493,846 $1,261,716,112 FY 2005 $9,459,740,537 $1,832,962,802 FY 2006 $9,939,317,764 $2,312,540,030 FY 2007 $10,565,865,396 $2,939,087,662 FY 2008 $11,312,546,632 $3,685,768,898 FY 2009 $11,402,447,589 $3,775,669,855 TOTAL $102,136,011,964 $18,241,456,887 IOWANS PAID 49.5% MORE TAXES IN 2009 THAN THEY PAID IN 1999!
Total state and local taxes paid by Iowa taxpayers are shown in the table farthest below, which also includes total waste. These taxes increased a cumulative total of $3.4 Billion in three years form 2006 to 2009. Teacher union members hogged $2.3 Billion of this increase.
The union operates in secrecy and subtly exerts its influence primarily through the willing editors of the Des Moines Register. As a result, the Register gets the UGLY label the union actually deserves. Union officials refuse to disclose the salaries of paid union officials and representatives, and hide their awful influence on Iowa school districts--but their financial contributions to politicians are better known, and are devastating to Iowans.
But it gets much worse. The union forced Iowa legislators to write a law forcing schools to get approval from the union to make any changes. The union orchestrated or condoned most of the following school program failures:
SCHOOL PROGRAM FAILURES TO DATE
New Math, Constructivism, Whole Language, higher teacher pay, Phases I, II & III, teacher training, special education, kindergarten, state aid to schools, teacher in-service days, smaller class size, kindergarten, pre-school, self esteem and feel good about failure, and the next failure will be the Core Curriculum. The total cost of these failed programs is at least $11 Billion to date 5-1-10. The academic and mind development impacts on our kids are included in the 65 year and mind development charts farther below.
Anyone at the ISEA who claims to have better numbers is asked to provide them for evaluation and comparison with those in the tables--which were derived and provided at no cost to anyone.
Derivation methods for the numbers included Iowalive's proven algorithms and data base, as discussed on website: http://iowalive.net/ .
ISEA TEACHER UNION INFLUENCE COSTS IOWANS & DES MOINES REGISTER DEARLY!!
SELFISH ISEA TEACHER UNION COSTS IOWANS $9 BILLION IN PAST 10 YEARS, OF WHICH $4.5 BILLION WAS WASTED ISEA'S IOWA IMPACT & RESULTS--PAST 10 YEARS TO DATE, 3-31-10 ENTITY IMPACTED BY ISEA IMPACT RANK *GROSS % CHANGE IN EFFICIENCY *GROSS % CHANGE IN INTEGRITY TOTAL GROSS % CHANGE IOWA PUBLIC SCHOOLS 1 -26% -35% -61% LEGISLATURE 2 -4% -15% -31% SCHOOL DISTRICTS 3 -8% -17% -25% STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION 4 -4% -11% -15% IOWA DEPT. OF EDUCATION 5 -4% -10% -14% DES MOINES REGISTER 6 1% -9% -8% POLK CO. GOVERNMENT 7 0% -1% 1% IOWA MEDIA 8 2% -6% -4% CITY GOVERNMENTS 9 0% -2% -2% GOVERNOR 10 1% -3% -2% PUBLIC--IOWA 11 0% 0% 0% * GROSS INCREASE INCLUDES THE AMOUNT OF IMPROVEMENT OR DECLINE THAT WOULD HAVE OCCURRED IF NOT FOR THE ISEA'S IMPACT. DECREASED EFFICIENCIES CAUSED BY THE ISEA HAVE COST IOWANS AT LEAST $9 BILLION IN THE PAST TEN YEARS ALONE--OF WHICH $4.5 BILLION WAS WASTED. THE ISEA'S IMPACT ON INTEGRITY HAS BEEN EVEN WORSE. THE ISEA WORKS MOSTLY IN SECRET BEHIND THE SCENES AND THEREFORE HAS LITTLE IMPACT ON THE PUBLIC. Anyone claiming to have better numbers is asked to provide them.
65 YEAR & MIND DEVELOPMENT CHARTS SHOWS CONTINUOUS IOWA SCHOOL FAILURE
Teachers, who once controlled the classrooms, have been undermined by the educrat ISEA teacher's union and educrat constructivists, who base lowered student learning expectations on economics, ethnicity, and religion. Constructivists then blame students and their parents, who were educated in the public schools, for school failures to teach.
STAGGERING AMOUNT OF TOTAL IOWA TAXES PAID AND WASTED
STATE & LOCAL TAXES INCREASED A CUMULATIVE TOTAL OF $3.4 BILLION IN 3 YEARS--OF WHICH $2.7 BILLIONS WERE WASTED!! IOWAN'S PAID $11.3 BILLION IN TAXES IN 2009--OF WHICH AT LEAST $5.4 BILLIONS WERE WASTED!! Source: Legislative Services & Iowalive Iowa State and Local Tax Revenue In Millions of Dollars FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 Banking 33 32.4 34.2 28.7 Beer & Wine 19.8 20.3 20.7 20.9 Cigarette & Tobacco 98.5 133.7 250.2 238.2 Corporate Income 258.2 326.1 371.9 251.1 Fuel 443.3 448.4 477.2 412.7 Gambling 252.8 277.9 296.4 293.3 Individual Income 2403.3 2656.3 2857.2 2722.7 Inheritance 71.8 74 77.4 73.7 Insurance 121.4 105.2 111.7 88.4 Other taxes 7.3 4.5 -5.7 8.9 Real Estate Transfer 19.2 17.9 17.5 14.8 Sales/Use 2102.7 2124.5 2244.5 2188 State Taxes 5,831.3 6,221.2 6,753.2 6,341.4 Local Option taxes 599.1 657.5 708.7 798.1 Property taxes 3,571.4 3,795.3 3,942.1 4,187.9 Local Taxes 4,170.5 4,452.8 4,650.8 4,986.0 Total State & Local 10,001.8 10,674.0 11,404.0 11,327.4 Note - Some minor local taxes are not included. Cumulative Total Increase Increase From Baseline FY 2006 672 1,402 1,326 3,400