Posts tagged school boards

    Op-ed: Nothing Does More to Weaken Unions Than Union Leaders

    November 2, 2022 // In 2018, before the Janus decision affirmed that teachers can refuse to support their unions’ radical politics, the CTA boasted 310,000 members. Today that number stands at 280,000 — a loss of more than 30,000 members and $36 million a year in lost dues revenue — much of which would have gone into campaign coffers to buy elected officials who would serve Big Labor’s interests.

    Ohio teachers union against new bill that allows veterans to be teachers

    October 11, 2022 // Veterans would also have to have a letter from a former commanding officer that says the individual is qualified to teach; have earned a master training specialist certification; served as a training officer or lead instructor; served as a noncommissioned officer, warrant officer or senior enlisted person; or demonstrated a mastery of a subject area to be taught determined by the school board.

    Sky didn’t fall with Iowa’s collective bargaining reform

    January 30, 2022 // But despite the angry claims from Democrats and their allies, the sky has not fallen. The vast majority of public bargaining units in Iowa have since recertified their unions, having engaged a true majority of members in the representation of their collective interests. Salaries continue to be negotiated. Employees continue to be represented. And Iowa’s workforce continues to rise to the occasion.

    Virginia election is a teachable moment for unions

    November 28, 2021 // As these unions gained power, however, teachers faced unprecedented challenges. They watched children with learning differences flounder, English-language learners miss out, and students fall behind in math and reading a little more every day. But teachers had little recourse. As the months dragged on, unions that supported school closures refused to relent. This disconnect between unions and their members isn’t just a Virginia phenomenon. Across the country, teachers unions exercise their power at the expense of individual teachers’ rights.