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Why Teachers Unions are the Worst of the Worst

Why Teachers Unions are the Worst of the Worst

    By Edward Ring When considering the influence of unions on American society, there are vast differences depending on what type of union one considers. Private sector unions, for all the criticisms they may deserve, have nonetheless played a vital role in securing rights for the American worker. Subject to appropriate regulations, private sector […]

No dues without political representation

No dues without political representation

  By Larry Sand A few years back I was on a panel with then California Teachers Association President Dean Vogel, who mentioned during his talk that about 35 percent of his union’s membership was Republican which is roughly the way the rest of the state lines up politically. That means there are about 100,000 right-of-center teachers […]

Teachers’ union president obsesses about billionaires at California Democratic convention

Teachers’ union president obsesses about billionaires at California Democratic convention

  By Kevin Dayton Billionaires weigh heavy on the mind of the president of the California Teachers Association (CTA). During his brief May 21 speech at the 2017 California Democratic Party convention, CTA president Eric Heins referred to billionaires four times. He didn’t refer to reading, writing, or mathematics at all. It appears the CTA leadership […]

Teachers’ Unions Losing the Long War Over Parental Choice

Teachers’ Unions Losing the Long War Over Parental Choice

. By Steven Greenhut Sacramento — Supporters of charter schools, homeschooling and other forms of school “choice” are so used to fighting in the trenches against the state’s muscular teachers’ unions that they often forget how much progress they’ve made in the last decade or so. Recent events have shown the degree of progress, even if […]

Does Berkeley’s Teachers Union Support Free Speech to Suppress Free Speech?

Does Berkeley’s Teachers Union Support Free Speech to Suppress Free Speech?

By ED RING “There is no free speech for fascists. They do not have the right to organize for genocide.” –  Yvette Felarca, as reported by Frances Dinkelspiel writing for Berkeleyside, Nov. 2, 2016 Most anyone who follows current events is familiar with the riots at UC Berkeley that stopped a planned February 1st appearance by […]