"It is unfathomable that, in light of recent efforts to close the student achievement gap, the body of research examining the impact of collective bargaining by teachers on public education is so scant. What are the facts and how do we find them? Hannaway and Rotherham rightly raise the issue and put forth real alternatives." --Andrew L. Stern, President, Service Employees International Union
"School districts and unions are among the most conservative institutions left in our country. Their reluctance to budge from the status quo and their fierce resistance to competition adversely impact student achievement, teacher quality, and fiscal equity. Hannaway and Rotherham confront the 800-pound obstacle to renewing public education and set the stage for a vigorous debate that is long overdue." --Alan Bersin, California Secretary of Education
"Jane Hannaway and Andrew Rotherham have turned a searchlight on an important and neglected subject. Collective Bargaining in Education assembles experts who often have strongly contrasting views but whose knowledge and perspectives are invaluable. This is a must-read for anyone concerned about reforming public education." --William L. Taylor, Chairman, Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights
About the Author
Jane Hannaway is the director of the Education Policy Center at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC. Andrew J. Rotherham is the cofounder and codirector of Education Sector and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Insitute.