Teacher Union officials Fall Back on Politics Power Play
Without millions of teacher being forced to pay dues now, teacher union officials have nevertheless vowed to keep their political action power going. Let’s see how far it goes without the pre-Janus forced dues to finance them. Sarah Schwartz has the story in Education Week.
In the aftermath of this spring’s teacher protests for higher compensation and more school funding, many educators have launched political campaigns in hopes of shaping education policies themselves. Across the county, 158 teachers filed to run for state office this year, an Education Week analysis found.
Through its See Educators Run program, a series of trainings for NEA members seeking local or state-level office, the nation’s largest teachers’ union is tapping into this political moment.