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Teachers’ union endorses McCrostie; Bieter backing Farris in Boise House race

In one of the few Democratic primaries on the May 20 ballot, 2012 congressional candidate and former NFL player Jimmy Farris has been endorsed by Boise Mayor Dave Bieter and City Councilman TJ Thomson. First-time candidate and teacher John McCrostie 

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Teachers’ union confirms membership drop, nationally and in Idaho

The reports of declining teachers’ union membership — both nationally and in Idaho — have their origins in a financial report presented to union leaders this month. The report “reflects accurate membership numbers,” National Education Association spokeswoman Celeste F. Busser said

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Anti-union watchdog: IEA membership drops sharply

Teachers’ union membership in Idaho declined by nearly one-fifth from 2008-09 to 2011-12 — one of the steepest declines in the nation. These numbers come from the Education Intelligence Agency, an anti-union watchdog group, and were published Monday. According to the

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