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Teacher Calls for Freedom From Union During Teacher Appreciation Week
posted by: Ruthie | May 08, 2014, 04:21 PM   

Teacher Appreciation Week is a great time to reflect on the profession and the daily struggles teachers face.

Rebecca Friedrichs, a California public school teacher and lead plaintiff in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, wrote
an opinion piece about Teacher Appreciation Week and the unions’ impact on the teaching profession. Her ideas reflect changing sentiments among educators and the call for options:

Most of us can recall loving teachers whose affirmations and careful instruction powerfully impacted our lives. In celebration of their influence, this week is Teacher Appreciation Week in America.

Although we’re still inspiring youth, many educators aren’t feeling appreciated today because the unions we’re compelled to hire tend to support policies that are often harmful to our students and lead to low morale among teachers.

When unions started at the turn of the last century, their united support was necessary, but sadly, unions have become what they used to fight – powerful, entrenched organizations more focused on self-preservation and pushing their political agenda than on protecting the rights of individual members....

Click here
to read Friedrich’s full opinion piece on the Fox News website.

Many thanks to Ms. Friedrich for her courage to stand up for what she believes in. There are thousands of teachers who don’t agree with the politics and tactics of the teacher labor unions. Stay informed,
understand your rights, and consider AAE and the non-union option­.

What do you think about Ms. Friedrich’s op-ed? Does it represent your views?
Comment below.



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