Not all teachers are under the thumb of the teacher’s union. Larry Sand in California is taking them on, head-on including their recent dues increase on teachers. Sand writing in the Mercury News notes:
With the school year complete, and the political season in full swing, it’s a good time to examine teachers’ relationship with their union and its political spending. In California, some 325,000 teachers and other education professionals are represented by the California Teachers Association. While teachers across the state have voted to take pay cuts to save colleagues’ jobs, one would figure the CTA might lower its dues. Well, it hasn’t. In fact, CTA has raised dues $18 per teacher for 2010-2011.