Poll Indicates Most Opposed to Forced Dues

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform shows most people polled, including teachers, are opposed to teacher having to be pay forced dues, or agency shop fees.

The 2017 Education Next survey, conducted in May and June of this year, offers us an opportunity to explore these questions and many more. With this year’s survey, our 11th annual poll of a representative sample of the American public, we examine current attitudes toward major issues in K–12 education and compare the results with those of prior years

Of the ten categories of people questioned, in 8 of those categories more respondents opposed forced fees than supported them, including teachers themselves and the general public.