As a retired teacher (two years), had I known then what I know now: I NEVER would have joined the union...NEVER! Every time there was an election, they always pushed the democratic candidate. It didn't matter whether the person was fit to hold office or not and republicans were never discussed. Then, of course, there are the dues...Ahh Yes, The Dues! The money I gave up in dues could've been better spent by me...those were MY hard-earned dollars! I hope the school districts across this nation see this story and start making plans to shut the unions down. Their days of misappropriating teachers' incomes are OVER!