The annual cost of full-time membership in the teachers union depends on the school district in which you work. For 2008-09, each full-time member pays $363 to the Colorado Education Association and $158 to the National Education Association headquarters. The local portion of union dues vary by location. Here is a sample of the TOTAL dues costs for 2008-09:
- Westminster (Adams 50): $812
- Aurora: $735
- Littleton: $726
- Jefferson County: $725
- Lewis Palmer: $712
- Canon City: $708
- Academy 20: $707
By comparison, members of the Douglas County Federation of Teachers (Colorado’s largest local affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers) pay $431 in dues for 2008-09.
Annual membership to join the Professional Association of Colorado Educators is $180.
Annual membership to join Christian Educators Association International is $139.