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September 21, 2015

It’s Not Right That I Have to Pay Hundreds to Keep My Job

This letter to the editor originally appeared in PennLive on September 18, 2015.  As a fellow teacher in the Central Dauphin ...

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September 1, 2015

It’s Time to Free Pennsylvania Teachers

This op-ed is written by Julie Raab, a teacher in Dauphin County and originally appeared in PennLive on August 30, 2015. After ...

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August 17, 2015

Pension Reform to Protect my Kids

I chose teaching because I enjoy interacting with students and helping them learn.  My science classes show students that ...

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May 27, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Week Survey Winner

This year during Teacher Appreciation Week, Free to Teach hosted a survey to learn more about Pennsylvania’s teachers – straight ...

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April 6, 2015

Trapped: One Teacher’s Story

Frank is a high school teacher in Lackawanna County who has been frustrated with the NEA’s support of abortion ...

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November 14, 2014

One Unwelcome Election Result: Union Used My Name to Endorse Candidate Without Permission

I was the first person in my immediate family to complete a college degree, when I graduated from a small ...

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August 11, 2014

If I’m Trusted With Children, Trust Me to Make My Own Union Choices

Ask a teacher about their best memory and I guarantee they’ll get a little sappy. I love being in ...

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March 12, 2014

Doing Teacher Evaluations and Seniority Right

George Parker is a veteran math teacher and former head of the teachers union in Washington, DC. As union president, ...

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March 12, 2014

Your View: Charter Schools Damage Public Schools

Most teachers I know are aware of the school funding issues you make. But we are down to bare bones ...

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December 19, 2013

Your Fair Share Fee Questions Answered

Following Rob’s e-mail this month on why he resigned from his union and became a fair share fee payer, ...

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