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The Oregon teacher’s union, using their forced unionism privileges, spent a remarkable amount of money fighting educational reform.  “. . .the nation’s two large teachers’ unions and their state affiliates contributed $357 per teacher to elections,” making it the biggest spending teacher’s union in the nation.  The union bosses pumped over $10 million into efforts battling three initiatives including one that would tie pay raises to classroom performance.