Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Bad teachers find support in teachers unions

Here’s a snippet from an OpEd we had in today’s Washington Examiner:

“Thirty-seven states as well as the District failed to qualify for its share of President Obama’s $4.3 billion “Race to the Top” education fund. The reason? In a contest evaluating the state’s plans for educational reform, continued opposition from teachers unions has slowed reforms like charter schools, merit pay, and firing bad teachers.”

“This isn’t just a D.C. problem–teachers unions are responsible for similar setbacks around the nation. But if recent developments are any guide, the unions are finally running out of allies.”

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