Americans for Fair Treatment organizing director, Brigette Herbst, was featured in The Daily Caller along with data from AFFT research:
“All the teachers we talked to just want to be in the classroom with the kids,” AFFT Organizing Director Brigette Herbst told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Those last two years have been really frustrating for them. It makes double work, they’re losing kids, they’re literally losing kids they can’t keep track of because they’re not seeing them in person. It’s a totally different experience.”
The NYSUT also spent at least $10 million of its members’ dues on political campaigns, according to the AFFT report. The union lost more than 7,000 dues-paying teachers during the 2020-2021 school year, the report found
Neither Pallotta nor NYSUT immediately responded to TheDCNF’s request for comment.
“When we talk to teachers in New York, a lot of them aren’t aware of this,” Herbst said. “They think that their dues are going to represent them and I think it would be really eye opening for a lot of them to take a deep look into this. To look at where the money that they think is being spent on representation is really going. Is it going to debt, is it going to pension liabilities for staff, or is it going to give the union president a big salary increase?”