Once a year Colorado teachers who are members of the teacher's union have the option to request a refund of the money that goes to political activities. Of course, much of this money goes to oppose charter schools and other reforms charter school supporters hold dear.
Every member can request a $39 refund of their "Every Member Option" funds. In addition, many of of the local affiliates have an addtional amount, up to $24, which must be requested separately.
The deadline for requesting these funds is December 15th. If you know of a teacher who belongs to the union, make sure he/she knows about this option so that his/her money isn't being used to oppose charter schools.
Go to Independent Teachers for more information on CEA political refunds.