EdStat: In the Five Years After Right-to-Work Reform, Union-Dues Revenue per Teacher Decreased by $316 in Wisconsin
These figures suggest that, in right-to-work states, teachers unions lost power not only in numbers, but also in terms of dollar resources.
EdStat: In the Five Years Following Right-to-Work Reform in Wisconsin, the National Education Association (NEA) Affiliate Lost Approximately 52 Percent of its Members
During the same period of time, trends in agency-shop states remained stable.
EdStat: The National Education Association is Currently Estimating Membership Losses at 300,000 Nationwide
Membership losses will result in a steep decline in revenue.
An upcoming Supreme Court decision might end the controversial practice of allowing public-sector unions to collect agency fees.
A new era of teachers union activism
High court hears oral argument in Janus v. AFSCME
Should schools act as community hall monitors?
If the Court rules against agency fees it would cause teachers unions’ membership to shrink and the unions’ political and economic wings to be clipped.
The Supreme Court announced Thursday that it will hear a case involving the agency fees that teachers and other public employees are required to pay to unions even if they choose not to join the unions.
But Blaine Amendments stand, for now
On the heels of its decision yesterday in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, the Supreme Court today granted cert to and vacated state supreme court decisions out of Colorado and New Mexico that used Blaine Amendments to exclude religious schools from government aid programs.
The Supreme Court closed out its Spring 2017 term this morning by announcing its opinion in a case with potential implications for private school choice.
In the News: What Monday’s SCOTUS Ruling in Trinity Lutheran Preschool Case Could Mean for School Vouchers
The Supreme Court will hand down its final rulings of the term today, including the Trinity Lutheran case.
Looking behind the hype on sexual assault enforcement
Debating Antonin Scalia’s record on race and education
In his 30 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote surprisingly few opinions in education cases, and even when he did, he seldom mentioned education.
Justice Antonin Scalia was a staunch proponent of “originalism” in constitutional jurisprudence, an approach to deciding cases based on constitutional text as it was originally understood by its authors.
If the four Supreme Court justices who sided with Friedrichs vote to hear Mark Janus’s case, and if Neil Gorsuch votes according to expectations, agency fees could be dead by the end of the court’s next term.
Florida courts uphold tax credits
Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick has been poring over Neil Gorsuch’s opinions as a federal judge to learn how he might approach the steady stream of education cases that inevitably make their way before the Supreme Court.
A Common-Sense Approach to Education Issues
With Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected passing, we can’t help but ask what will happen with Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which appeared headed to a 5-4 split.
These teachers, moreover, support similar choices for other parents and oppose agency fees currently imposed on many.
In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Shep Melnick analyzes a “Dear Colleague” letter about school funding sent out by the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights.
Last Friday’s 6-3 decision by the Washington Supreme Court that declared unconstitutional a charter school law is an existential threat to the parental choice movement.