CO: TIME RUNNING OUT FOR TEACHERS TO ASK MONEY BACK FROM UNION

By Ben DeGrow, Watchdogwire.com

A national commemoration includes a special roadside message for Pueblo educators who carry an extra burden as part of their job. The reminder to many teachers that they have to ask every year to get hundreds of dollars of their own money back also makes the case that union leaders simply should ask first.

For teachers, knowledge is power

By Priya Abraham, The Mercury

Like any other group of professionals, teachers are a diverse lot, holding vastly differing social, cultural, and political views. So why is it that they’re lumped together and forced to join state and national teachers’ unions that often don’t reflect local teachers’ concerns?