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National Teachers’ Union Will Incorporate Concept of ‘White Fragility’ into Staff Trainings & Literature

UPDATE: On Independence Day, the National Education Association Representative Assembly met for its first day of business. We shared a recap of some interesting proposals to the union’s Constitution and Bylaws here, and they were approved.

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National Teachers’ Union Representative Assembly Convenes

Happy Fourth of July! While the rest of America is celebrating Independence Day, the national teachers’ union (NEA) is conducting a day of business during its annual four-day Representative Assembly.

The National Education Association Representative Assembly is made up of around 8,000 delegates in charge of adopting a budget, passing…

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The Janus Effect: Teachers’ union opens resignation window to 30 days

With the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Janus v. AFSCME upon us (June 27), the Janus effect on union membership is being weighed. In states that passed right-to-work laws prior to Janus, it took several years for public employees like teachers to realize they could resign, and…

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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.

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Poll: 1 in 3 teachers want to negotiate salary & benefits for themselves

More than one-third of teachers would prefer to negotiate salary and benefits for themselves, according to a national survey by the Teacher Freedom project. The survey asked 2,000 teachers in the 22 states most impacted by Janus v. AFSCME, including Minnesota, for…

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Teachers hold their tongues about union policies to not offend colleagues

Nearly 1 in 5 teachers disagree with many union policies but don’t speak out to avoid offending their colleagues who support the union, according to a survey by the Teacher Freedom project. A breakdown of responses shows male teachers and Republicans are more likely to disagree…

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Workplace Democracy?

Teachers in Minnesota’s K-12 schools are exclusively represented by a union and collective bargaining framework that has not been evaluated by teachers or lawmakers since its formal enactment in 1971. Teachers have not had the opportunity to vote for, or against, union representation in…

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Teachers, do you know your rights?

Despite the rights of teachers being restored in the Janus v. AFSCME decision, many are unaware of what these rights are. Teachers are also hearing a lot of misinformation concerning the Janus decision and what it means for them. The Teacher Freedom project has created a Declaration of Educator Association Rights

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Standing Up to Goliath

Read an interview with teacher Rebecca Friedrichs, author of "Standing Up to Goliath" on why she decided to resign from union membership and leadership.

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