Ruling for Janus Would Reduce Conflict in Washington State Schools - Real Clear Education - Liberty Justice Center

Ruling for Janus Would Reduce Conflict in Washington State Schools – Real Clear Education

April 3, 2018 — Liv Finne, Center for Education at the Washington Policy Center

On February 26th, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Mark Janus, a child support specialist working for the Illinois state government, was challenging state laws that force him to pay dues to the AFSCME union. He does not agree with the union’s politics or policies and does not believe he should have to help pay to support them. The Supreme Court will likely issue a decision by late June.

If Mr. Janus wins his case, teachers, students, and families across the country will benefit, as school employees learn they do not have to join a union against their will. Ending forced unionism will reduce fear and conflict in public school working conditions, meaning increased morale and respect for teachers, and higher-quality instruction for students.

Want to Learn More?

You might Also like

Taking Woke Education to Court — Real Clear Education

The following article by LJC attorney Daniel Suhr appeared on Real Clear Education on July 2, 2021 Free speech rights for students have always been a difficult issue because schools have unique needs and concerns. But whether it was black armbands to protest the Vietnam War or a picture...