Suit: Union Withholds Teacher’s Charitable Contribution

Educators from Pennsylvania hold a rally outside the Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Pa. / AP

A Pennsylvania high school teacher is suing the state’s largest teachers union for violating her right to free speech.

Linda Misja, a 35-year veteran high school teacher, alleges that the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) is discriminating against her by refusing to allow her to donate dues money to People Concerned for the Unborn Child, a pro-life charity.

Ethical Mess in Philadelphia

John D. McDaniel / philly.com

Philadelphia Democrat John McDaniel, former campaign manager for City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, was sentenced Tuesday to serve a year and a day in federal prison for wire fraud charges related to stealing $100,000 in campaign and PAC money.