The School-Reform Battle
Teachers’ unions are fighting hard against educational innovation, but many welcome reforms are here to stay.
Whose argument is this?
“The teacher unions currently have no countervailing force. We envision the National Parents Union as being able to . . . redirect the conversation from one about adults to one about students.”
It might surprise you to hear that that’s the position of Andy Stern, longtime president of the Service Employees International Union. SEIU is the only labor organization in the U.S. that has been even more politically active...