Teachers' Unions Save the Day
In the struggle to improve America's schools, teachers' unions are often a strong voice against misguided policies.
The source: “Why Teacher Unions Are Good for Teachers and the Public” by Diane Ravitch, in American Educator, Winter 2006–07.
School administrators are increasingly being required to function like corporate CEOs in a brutally competitive industry. Principals compete against one another for students and staff. Schools are taken over by mayors or governors, or threatened with permanent ...