Teacher’s Union Fight Reform and Teachers

The Los Angeles Times looks at the teacher’s union “well-deserved reputation for exercising political clout” and “nearly unparalleled ability to raise cash and organize their ranks.”  But the Times also note that their money and power has stifled pro-student reforms —  “A nationwide school reform movement with bipartisan support has collided head-on with unions over three ideas that labor has long resisted: expansion of charter schools, the introduction of merit pay for teachers and the use of student test scores in teacher evaluations.”  

But progress is being made; though real progress won’t happen until teacher’s have the right to opt-out of using their union dues for the union bosses partisan spending political jihads.