Last weekend, Ryan Fiereck received a phone call from a telemarketer who was very curious about his political leanings and feelings toward his state teachers union, Education Minnesota.
Reading through a number of scripted statements, the woman began to assess his level of allegiance to the union.
In response to one of her final questions — “Instead of paying fees to Education Minnesota that fund political activities and a one-size-fits all approach to education policy, opting out means keeping your money in your community and advocating for solutions that are right for your students. It’s your paycheck. Shouldn’t it be your choice?” — Fiereck reiterated that he was still strongly committed to Education Minnesota.