I too am a conservative teacher. The few of us in my building joke that we show each other the secret sign of the Christian fish when speaking politics ( no matter what religion we hail from). My district is famous and they are very demanding. Everyone works hard. Our union has been slowly losing clout over the years yet we have a very good relationship with the community because we deliver results. New York State regents exams results don't lie. I try to teach patriotism and knowing what the political spectrum is as part of my job. Tenure will no longer exist in New York State. You will be evaluated and if you you don't meet the critieria, they give you one year to shape up and you're out.