Why Teacher Unions Are Good for Teachers--and the Public

Ravitch, Diane
December 2006
American Educator;Winter2006/2007, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p6
The article looks at the teacher unions in the U.S. that protect the rights of teachers in the current climate of school reforms. An automatic principal who rules with an iron fist must be installed in order to fix low-performing schools. Teacher unions must work to make the essentials of good education such as rigorous curriculum, effective instruction and adequate resources available in every school and student in every district in the U.S.


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