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Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill into law that will help teachers learn just how much of their pay is being taken away from them by the teachers unions — and allows teachers to opt out of joining the unions in the first place.
Unsurprisingly, the unions are furious about being exposed.
On Tuesday, DeSantis, who has helped usher through many excellent school reforms, posted a tweet revealing some of the details of his most recent efforts on education, including a new “Teacher’s Bill of Rights,” a paycheck protection measure and school board election reforms.
One of the biggest moves in these new measures is the new ability teachers will have to opt out of being a member of teachers unions and to nix their ability to automatically deduct union dues and fees from a teacher’s paycheck.
The new law, SB 256, will require teachers to formally sign an authorization form to allow the union to deduct money from their paychecks. Until now, unions automatically took the money away from teachers whether the educator wanted to be part of the union or not.
DeSantis celebrated the law, saying it will increase a teacher’s take-home pay.
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