Teacher Union Hypocrites

On October 2, 2015, in AFT, CEAFU, Union Political Activity and Spending, by clj

Evan Grossman and Larry Sand weigh in on American Federation of Teachers’ (AFT) president Randi Weingarten and her never-ending whining about the Koch brothers’ political spending.  Weingarten carefully ignores the fact that she forces teachers to contribute to the AFT’s coffers whether they want to or not.  The Friedrichs v. CTA case that is before […]

Strike Turns Table on Teacher Union Officials

On October 1, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

Teacher union officials who called a strike in Prospect Heights, Illinois, are launching a counter-protest to the Prospect Heights Education Association te acher union strike.   Karen Anne Cullotta has the story in The Chicago Tribune. With classes canceled for a seventh day for 1,500 students in Prospect Heights School District 23, frustrated parents say they […]

Does NEA Speak for Members?

On September 30, 2015, in CEAFU, NEA, by clj

CEAFU has long known that the National Education Association (NEA) does not speak for its members and those teachers it forces into paying dues for unwanted representation.  A principal reason teachers become agency fee payors is because the teacher union supports causes these teachers do not believe in.   Tom Gantert weighs in on the NEA’s […]

Teacher Strike on Pennsylvania District

On September 29, 2015, in CEAFU, Strikes and Violence, by clj

Union officials called a teacher strike in Scranton, Pennsylvania on Friday September 25.  Scranton teachers who have chosen to become agency fee payors will lose out all around, to say nothing of the students and parents.  Old Forge, another district in the county, has been on strike for approximately two weeks.  Andy Palumbo has the story on WNEP. The […]

Seattle Teacher Strike Ends

On September 28, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

What the heck just happened in Seattle?   Mike Antonucci gives his overview of the Seattle, Washington, teacher strike.   Apparently teachers who are forced to pay dues to the Seattle Education Association (SEA) have lost even more than their forced dues to teacher union officials.   The union is touting a 30-minute guaranteed student recess (it […]

Professional Educators of Tennessee Battle Official Time

On September 25, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

The premier nonunion professional educators group in Tennessee is working to ensure teacher union officials earn their pay.  The group has submitted two bills which will bring perhaps the most important largesse teacher union officials enjoy from taxpayers.  Chris Butler has the story in Tennesseewatchdog.org. “If a teacher is elected president of TEA, then state […]

NEA New Hampshire Endorses Clinton

On September 24, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

Mike Antonucci in Intercepts divulges: Normally it wouldn’t be much of a news item to note that NEA New Hampshire endorsed Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for president of the United States. But back in June, Vermont NEA already endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders and specifically mentioned plans to campaign for him in […]

What’s The Alabama-Tennessee Connection?

On September 23, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

A Political Action Committee (PAC) associated with the Alabama Education Association (AEA) has sent money to a Tennessee Post Office Box.  Independent professional educator group leaders John C. Bowman (Professional Educators of Tennessee), and Terry Slone (Alabama Conference of Educators), give input on this mystery.  What is not a mystery is that teacher union officials apparently believes […]

Teacher Shortage Myth Debunked

On September 22, 2015, in CEAFU, Teacher Union Horror Stories, by clj

California Teacher Empowerment Network (CTEN) president Larry Sand, checks in with the truth behind the latest perceived teacher shortage:  teacher unions are losing members.    If teacher unions are currently doing such a great job of representing teachers’ interests, why are they losing member?   Is that why they must force teachers to pay dues?  Aha!  Check […]

Seattle Strike Ends

On September 18, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

Seattle teacher union officials have called off their strike and students have returned to school more than a week after their original start date.   Jason Russell has the story in the Washington Examiner. In a win for the union, the district will no longer use test scores as a factor in teacher evaluations. In spite […]

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