Duncan: Teachers’ union can solve school problems
| Feb 17, 2011
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, convening a labor-management conference in Denver on Tuesday, argued that teachers’ unions can help solve many of the challenges facing public schools. But as the conference opened, that view was under challenge in a number of state capitals.
Republicans in several states have proposed legislation in recent weeks that would bar teachers’ unions from all policy discussions, except when the time comes to negotiate compensation. In Tennessee and Wisconsin, Republicans have proposed stripping teachers’ unions of collective bargaining rights altogether. To learn more, read the full article by Sam Dillon in the Education section of The New York Times online.