The NEA Girds for Battle

A brilliant report from Mike Antonucci at the Education Intelligence Agency (EIA) paints a dark picture of what the recent public union defeats in Wisconsin and elsewhere mean to the National Education Association.

Teachers Unions Here and There

I don’t always agree with Marc Tucker but he knows a heckuva lot about how other countries organize their education systems; and it turns out that knowledge extends to how their teacher unions have evolved, what roles the unions play, and how their bargaining processes work. The differences set forth in his exceptionally interesting new […]

Invisible Ink in Teacher Contracts

State policy trumps collective bargaining

State policy trumps collective bargaining

The Long Reach of Teachers Unions

Using money to win friends and influence policy

Using money to win friends and influence policy

News from Florida: Can teacher unions become a third political party?

Governor Crist has vetoed the merit pay bill as part of his plan to run as a third party candidate for the open Senate seat in Florida. What’s interesting about the latest development is Crist’s decision to form an alliance with teacher unions. Unions are typically hard-line Democrats; are they now ready to abandon a long-standing relationship in order to provide the financial backbone of the Crist campaign?

Same Old, Same Old

New union leadership does not change a thing

New union leadership does not change a thing

Teacher Retirement Benefits

Even in economically tough times, costs are higher than ever.

Even in economically tough times, costs are higher than ever.

Poor Schools or Poor Kids?

To some, fixing education means taking on poverty and health care

To some, fixing education means taking on poverty and health care

D.C.’s Braveheart

Can Michelle Rhee wrest control of the D.C. school system from decades of failure?

Can Michelle Rhee wrest control of the D.C. school system from decades of failure?

Golden Handcuffs

Teachers who change jobs or move pay a high price

Teachers who change jobs or move pay a high price

Charter Schools, Unions, and Linking Teachers with Student Achievement Data

Podcast: Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. discuss the week’s education news, including an announcement that a charter school in Massachusetts has signed a collective bargaining agreement with its teachers, an agreement that includes merit pay.

Voting Down Vouchers

Lessons learned from Utah

Lessons learned from Utah

Reform or Be Reformed

A new agenda for the teacher unions

A new agenda for the teacher unions

By ADAM URBANSKI    Features, Unions and Collective Bargaining  

A Union by Any Other Name

The NEA and AFT will promote reforms-but only those that serve teachers interests

The NEA and AFT will promote reforms-but only those that serve teachers interests

Identity Crisis

Can teacher unions really promote reform?

Can teacher unions really promote reform?

By Education Next    Forum, Unions and Collective Bargaining  

Philosopher or King?

Shanker sought to transform teacher unions into a powerful voice for education reform, proposing ideas that were unconventional for a union president.

Shanker sought to transform teacher unions into a powerful voice for education reform, proposing ideas that were unconventional for a union president.

By RICHARD D. KAHLENBERG    Features, Unions and Collective Bargaining  

Teachers Unions

The good, the bad, and the ugly

The Worm in the Apple: How the Teacher Unions Are Destroying American Education by Peter Brimelow HarperCollins, 2003, $24.95; 320 pages. As reviewed by George Mitchell Peter Brimelow aims high. In The Worm in the Apple, he seeks to emulate The History of Standard Oil, the legendary effort by Ida Tarbell that helped to usher […]

By George Mitchell and Julia E. Koppich    Reviews, Unions and Collective Bargaining  
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