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New 'dark money' financial disclosures expose the political outlook and power of teacher unions

New financial disclosures further expose the political power of the nation’s two largest education unions. Between 2020 and 2021, the National education” target=”_blank”>Education<

In 2020, while parents were plagued by school closures and congress” target=”_blank”>Congress< and liberal groups totaling more than $65 million. 

President Joe Biden speaks with National Education Association President Becky Pringle at the NEA's annual meeting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, Friday, July 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

President Joe Biden speaks with National Education Association President Becky Pringle at the NEA’s annual meeting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, Friday, July 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The partisan influence is not limited to issues that affect the classroom. In October, AFT President, Randi Weingarten issued a statement on joe-biden” target=”_blank”>President Biden’s<, Weingarten unsuccessfully campaigned for former Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe. 

Democratic gubernatorial candidate, former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks to supporters during a rally in Richmond, Va., Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate, former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks to supporters during a rally in Richmond, Va., Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021.

Both unions disclosed a combined contribution of $600,000 toward McAuliffe’s campaign.

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According to OpenSecrets.org, donations from the two unions have long been on the rise and grew from $4.3 million in 2004 to more than $32 million in 2016. 

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The data also shows that in preparation of the 2022 midterms the two teachers unions have so far provided $1.3 million to Democrats and $2,500 to senate.

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