Stanford Univ. Professor: Unions Prevent School Reform – Unquestionably

Big Labor’s number one priority is survival.  To accomplish that priority, it focuses on mandatory association with compulsory fees and increasing the number of people working under collective bargaining agreements. Teacher unions are no different.  In fact, according to Stanford Professor Terry Moe, unions are the biggest obstacle to school reform.  And, he has years of research to back up his statement.

Worse, it is impossible to ever have effective school reform under a unionized structure because reform goes against union structures and missions. He provides the details in his book Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America’s Public Schools.