Teachers unions have engaged in aggressive behavior towards dissenting teachers and competing organizations for decades, according to this report from the Heartland Institute. The idea is to coerce teachers into quietly accepting union membership and keep competitors at a safe distance. Thus far their tactics have been frighteningly successful. The unions have been able to maintain the huge flow of dollars they receive through dues payments, and have used that money to purchase influence in Washington, D.C. and in statehouses across the nation.
May 30, 2012 By