Are teachers unions losing influence?
| Nov 08, 2010
"Teachers unions have a well-deserved reputation for exercising political clout," writes Mitchell Landsberg in the November 7 edition of the Los Angeles Times. But now a nationwide school reform movement is colliding with unions on three key ideas that labor has long resisted: expansion of charter schools, merit pay for teachers, and the use of student test scores in teacher evaluations.
Still, with millions of members and millions of dollars to spend supporting candidates and issues at the federal, state, and local levels, unions remain a force, Landsberg adds. To learn more, read the full article.