“She now faces the reality of her greed.”
This comment was made by United States Attorney Josh I. Minkler, who announced Rhondalyn Cornett was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison.
Cornett began her career as an Indianapolis Public Schools teacher in 1994, and continued until she became president of the Indiana Educators Association, a division of the Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA). While Indiana Educators Association (IEA) may represent all of the teachers in Indianapolis Public Schools, it is only because teacher union officials greased the palms of willing legislators who turned around and enacted an exclusive representation law for all teachers. This Big Labor Payback forces all teachers to be represented by the majority representative in a district, whether they agree with that representative or not.
Obviously many Indiana school personnel do not, or Indiana Professional Educators would not exist. Indiana has had Right to Work since 1993 for teachers. Any Indiana teacher may exercise their right to refrain from union membership at any time, and explore other professional association options, such as Indiana Professional Educators.