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Educators continue to leave the teachers’ union

Thousands of Minnesota educators have let Education Minnesota know it doesn’t represent their values by opting out of union membership.

Until 2018, financially supporting the state teachers’ union and its local and national affiliates was required in order for educators to keep their job. Given that is no longer the…

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A teacher speaks out: Union meeting prioritizes political activism

The National Education Association (NEA) held its annual meeting and representative assembly over the Fourth of July holiday, as it does every year. But unlike years past, the union’s business agenda was not publicly available on its meeting website. Could this be because coverage of the…
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Hundreds of MN teachers have left the union

Since being given a choice by the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Janus decision, over 7,200 teachers, aspiring educators, and other public education workers across Minnesota have exercised their right not to join or pay a union.

“I was a union exec board member. They only represent very liberal agendas and lack…

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Yes, teacher union dues fund politics

Minnesota educators who are members of Education Minnesota pay hundreds of dollars every year in dues to the state teachers’ union and its national affiliates.

Very little of those dues remain with the local union — where the collective bargaining is handled. Most of the dollars get sent up the…

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National teachers’ union 2018 guidebook embraces CRT

An 80-page “racial justice” resource guide prepared by the National Education Association and recently discovered by the Freedom Foundation describes in great detail the teachers’ union’s support of the tenets of Critical Race Theory and other controversial policies including banning voter ID…

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Double standard? Teachers’ union funded on the backs of new, underpaid teachers

Education Minnesota, the state’s teachers’ union, is a huge advocate of “making the wealthiest Minnesotans pay their fair share,” and yet charges new, underpaid teachers the same dues dollar amount as their higher paid, tenured colleagues.

In Minnesota, the average entry-level teacher salary is $40,310 a year,

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National teachers’ union backs Critical Race Theory as ‘appropriate’ — deletes references on website

UPDATE: The National Education Association (NEA) has removed all materials from its annual meeting website that mention CRT and other new business items that were passed.

Source: NEA

The national teachers’ union — the National Education Association (NEA) — has publicly

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Teachers’ union encourages English teachers to promote political agenda around climate change

To accompany the recent post Educated Teachers wrote about the National Education Association’s politicization of Christmas, below are excerpts from an article published in the American Federation of Teachers’ (the other national teachers’ union) newsletter that encourage k-12 English teachers to use their classrooms to

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Teachers’ union encourages members to politicize Christmas

Merry Christmas! What a wonderful time of year as we gather together with family and loved ones to reflect on all our blessings—and politicize the holidays?

That’s what the national teachers’ union is recommending.

The National Education Association’s EdJustice campaign is encouraging teachers to “ring in…

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