Published Jan. 15, 2016 www.rockawave.com
Attacking agency fee union dues at SCOTUS
There has been a lot of discussion on the ed blogs over this issue, with some internal critics of the UFT Unity Caucus leadership saying “good” and others, even groups like MORE, running against the UFT Unity Caucus in the upcoming elections (full disclosure - I am associated with MORE), are arguing for people to keep paying dues and engage in the internal battle for union democracy and a progressive union. I have mixed feelings and would demand the UFT democratize and show more support for its members. I’ll leave the rest for you to sort out.
“The study says that while charter-school boards have the responsibility to follow the laws mandated of public schools, the incentive of these outside organizations is to increase revenue or cut expenses. And that misalignment creates an environment that may discriminate against students the organizations see as "too expensive," such as those with disabilities, according to the study.”