June 25, 2019 at 12:05 pm

Top 5 Reasons Educators Opt-Out of Union Membership

Union membership is a personal decision. And educators are exercising their newly restored right to not financially support a union for a variety of reasons. Below are the Top 5 Reasons Educators Opt-Out of Union Membership courtesy of the Teacher Freedom project.

Do any of these reasons resonate with you? Let us know at [email protected]—we want to hear from you!

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