Forced Dues for Politics Continues
Larry Sand discusses how teacher union officials continue to pour millions of forced-dues dollars into politics and get away with it in The City Journal. While many teachers may wish to resign their membership, fear and lack of follow-through plague the escape process. Larry Sand, a former classroom teacher, is the president of the non-profit California Teachers Empowerment Network – a non-partisan, non-political group dedicated to providing teachers and the general public with reliable and balanced information about professional affiliations and positions on educational issues.
As I wrote in July, following the Janus decision, teachers unions had two roads to travel. They could become more politically ecumenical as a way to attract teachers who were no longer required to join, or they could continue to do business as usual. At the time I concluded that there would be no change in their modus operandi.