This timely and comprehensive volume will spur and strengthen public debate over the role of teachers unions in education reform for years to come.
Collective bargaining shapes the way public schools are organized, financed, staffed, and operated. Understanding collective bargaining in education and its impact on the day-to-day life of schools is critical to designing and implementing reforms that will successfully raise student achievement. But when it comes to public discussion of school reform, teachers unions are the proverbial elephant in the room.
Despite the tremendous influence of teachers unions, there has not been a significant research-based book examining the role of collective bargaining in education in more than two decades. As a result, there is little basis for a constructive, empirically grounded dialogue about the role of teachers unions in education today.
Harvard Education Press; February 2006
- ISBN 9781612500089
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: Collective Bargaining in Education
- Author: Jane Hannaway (ed.); Andrew J. Rotherham (ed.)
Imprint: Harvard Education Press
About The Author
Jane Hannway is the director of the Education Policy Center at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. Andrew J. Rotherham is cofounder and codirector of Education Sector, and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. He served as a special assistant to the president for domestic policy during the Clinton administration.