December 15 is the annual deadline for CEA member teachers to complete and file papers to opt-out of the political donation from the membership dues and have the funds returned. Note that in 2010 when the following informational video was made the total amount expected was $63.00. Be sure to check the information available at the Independent Teachers (.org) web site for details of what the teacher(s) you may know can do.
The Independence Institute has people who try to inform about education issues, particularly Colorado, so check their web site for information.
The "Devil's Advocate" program with John Caldera can be found Friday evenings on PBS Channel 12 in Denver area. Often Ben DeGrow is interviewed about education issues. "Devil's Advocate" is available on YouTube if you have missed the programs.