Teachers and Parents Have Had Enough of Union Politics

Teachers and Parents Have Had Enough of Union Politics

Teachers and Parents Have Had Enough of Union Politics

During the last year-and-a-half, your Freedom Foundation has heard from frustrated teachers who want to get back into the classroom, who feel their unions have completely left them behind in a broader quest for more political power, and who are ready to hang up their union membership and stop funding an ideological agenda that comes at a steep cost to their students.

As your Freedom Foundation has expanded nationally, we’ve heard from parents and teachers on both coasts about how important it is to stop funding teachers’ unions.

Enjoy this video from an East Coast coalition of parents and teachers in Pennsylvania and Virginia:

“If you did not think that the public education system is political, I hate to say it, but it is.

“Walk away from the teachers unions; they do not represent you.

“Teachers, a great resource to check out if you’re ready to leave the teachers’ unions – check out OptOutToday.com.”

Vice President of Communication and Federal Affairs
Ashley Varner brings a variety of public affairs experience and a tough skin to the Freedom Foundation team. Prior to joining the Freedom Foundation, Ashley spent many exciting, turbulent and wonderful years as a media spokesperson and state government liaison at the National Rifle Association. Following her tenure at the NRA, Ashley joined the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), where she worked with state and local lawmakers across the country on a diverse set of policy and communications issues. A grassroots activist from a young age, Ashley joined her first of many political campaigns before graduating high school and organized protests across the street from her own professors at the University of Missouri. When not rabble-rousing against Big Government, Ashley enjoys cooking, mafia movies, and has seen most of the 1970s and 80s classic rock bands still on tour. She loves the Chiefs, hopes someday she can love her Mizzou Tigers again, and she was a Kansas City Royals fan and Patriot Act opponent before either was cool.