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Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America's Public Schools

Terry M. Moe
Format
Book
Published
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2011.
Language
English
Variant Title
Teachers unions and America's public schools
ISBN
9780815721291 (cloth : alk. paper), 0815721293 (cloth : alk. paper)
Summary
"Examines the history of teachers unions--their rise to power and the organizational foundations of that strength, use of collective bargaining and involvement in the political process, and unions' response to expanded use of technology in the classroom to teach children, and consequences for America's public schools"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • The problem of union power
  • The rise of the teachers unions
  • Teachers and their unions
  • Unions and school boards
  • Are teachers underpaid?
  • Collective bargaining
  • Small victories for sanity
  • Reform unionism
  • The politics of blocking
  • A critical juncture
  • Appendixes
  • A. Union membership and state labor laws
  • B. The survey sample: comparisons to SASS
  • C. Young teachers.
Description
x, 513 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-496) and index.
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