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Posted: Nov 06, 2021 12:01 AM

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As a teacher, union membership has always been more of an expectation than a suggestion—and I’ve been a dues-paying, card-carrying member of my union since I started teaching 25 years ago. Despite years of disagreeing with the union’s overt politics, I maintained my membership.Until last month, when I finally said “enough is enough” and terminated my relationship with my union.The glaring weaknesses in our education system have been on full display over the past two years, and while some of these problems are only just becoming apparent to the general public, unfortunately, we teachers have been cognizant of these issues for too long. And more, unfortunately, many of us teachers are all too aware that these problems can be traced back to a common root: …

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