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The Keystone Teachers Association (KEYTA) was established to promote the professional status and growth of educators and the welfare of students.  Organized in 1993 by a handful of teachers whose personal beliefs conflicted with that of the teacher unions, KEYTA was formed to give teachers a professional alternative to union membership.



Click Play below to listen to KEYTA’s Past President, Randy Hoffman, as he was interviewed by Matt Brouillette on “The Box,” a weekly radio talk show program and media project of the Commonwealth Foundation. Randy explains the history of KEYTA’s inception and the importance of teachers to have an alternative professional education association so that they can get legal and liability protection without having to belong to the teachers’ unions.

KEYTA provides members with access to professional liability insurance, legal assistance, state lobbyists that represent KEYTA in educational issues, state meetings, and much more…all for hundreds of dollars less than union dues.


  • Supreme Court Rules Fair Share Fees ILLEGAL

Today, in a landmark case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that union-collected fair share fees are illegal. In writing the majority opinion, Justice Alito stated that forced union fees “violate the free speech of nonmembers by compelling them to subsidize private speech on matters of substantial public concern.” We are very excited to see this […]

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  • Supreme Court Ruling and PSEA Notice

In a few short weeks, the United State Supreme Court will rule on whether unions can charge a fair share fee to non-members. This case is known as Janus v. AFSCME, and if the Court rules in Janus’ favor, Pennsylvania’s Fair Share Fee Law affecting public sector employees will become illegal. The implications of a […]

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  • House Passes Career and Technical Education Bills

Last week the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed eight pieces of legislation aimed at enhancing career and technical education. Awaiting consideration in the State Senate is: •HB 2155 would reduce and provide for new vocational instructional certificate awarding requirements. •HB 2156 would create the Career and Technical Education Partnership Tax Credit Program, in which business […]

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