More than one in three union households – 39 percent – nationwide is unaware that they can opt out of the union or at least a portion of the dues without losing their job or suffering other penalty. As part of the “National Employee Freedom Week” grassroots educational campaign that took place last week, 97 organizations from across the country sought to change that lack of knowledge in their particular states.
Dear Representative Kline: On behalf of more than two million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I write in support of the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). Your legislation will reduce the role of the federal government in education and allow our nation’s public schools to pursue education reform focused on greater freedom […]
Last week, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released its annual Report Card on American Education, “a comprehensive overview of educational achievement levels” that measures factors such as achievement, standards, choice, and teacher quality. Policymakers should continue to look to model states like Florida and Indiana and realize that families, not bureaucrats, know what is best for children – and the results will speak for themselves.
While certain figures in the economy are certainly headed in the right in direction, there is much work left to be done. The majority of Americans continue to feel economically insecure in the face of a fragile job market, stagnant wages, and rising costs. More must be done to help middle-class families feel better about their situation at the kitchen table.
Two recently released reports have once again confirmed in vivid detail what many people have known for a long time: That the big organized labor movement has lost its way.