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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Educational Pub Group (February 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1891792717
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891792717
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #820,772 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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.

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Grant on May 8, 2006
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This is certainly a wonkish book; when you have chapters with more than 100 citations, you've almost certainly written something scholarly. For anyone interested in in teachers unions and collective bargaining, though, this is a very important book. The chapters by Frederick Hess and Dan Goldhaber especially add important elements to the discussion, and the flow to the book as a whole makes sense. I mark it down slightly because of some dull spots (the chapter by Paul Hill, for example, isn't needed), but it's still recommended.
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Since this book was published in 2006, a lot has happend that has not been addressed by specific instance. However, since much the seeds of what has come to fruition were being sowed more than a decade ago, this book does stand the test of time.
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By JenyaMoon on March 18, 2013
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I work in public education and just wanted some more background on collective bargaining to be ready for negotiations. Union
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