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Larry Sand

Like so many others, Larry Sand was subsidizing teachers unions’ and their political agenda, believing all along that he had no choice in the matter. In his 24th year as a teacher, he learned that…

Darren Miller

For Darren Miller, a math teacher in California for more than 20 years, his relationship with the state and national teachers’ unions has never added up. For one thing, those unions seemed more…

Jade Thompson

While there are countless examples of people being forced to fund union activities in direct opposition to their own beliefs – i.e. pro-life advocates forced to watch their money support pro-choice…

Nathan Strenge

By any measure, Nathan Strenge is an outstanding teacher. Accepted into the Gate’s Foundation’s Teacher Advisory Council, he’s won national teaching honors and been nominated as Minnesota’s…

Kate Bowers

Kate was a young teacher preparing to begin her first full-time position in Colorado when, during a day of training, she and other new teachers were taken into a room with union officials who boasted…

Greg Hartnett

Greg Hartnett passionately believes in giving to others. A teacher in Pennsylvania’s Homer-Center School District, the father of five has taught art for two decades and devoted 14 years of his life…

Karen Cuen

In the backward logic that rules government unions, workers are not only forced to join state and national organizations that claim to fight for their freedom, but are also compelled to financially…

Barb Amidon

For anyone wondering if it’s possible to stand up to union intimidation, Barb Amidon would like you to know that unions pulled every bullying trick in their arsenal on her — threatened her job,…

Joseph Ocol

Joseph Ocol is a dedicated Chicago teacher who always puts his students first. So how is it that he came to be expelled from his union? Simple. Ocol committed the unpardonable sin – he put the kids…