"For the reader interested in the intersections, possibilities, and future for teachers unions and school reform, 'Conflicting Missions? Teachers Unions and Educational Reform' offers insightful analysis of the conflicts and proposals for unions and educational reform." Harvard Educational Review, 4/1/2001
"The authors provide a balanced view and avoid portraying unions as the answer to or the cause of problems in public education." Princeton University, 1/1/2001
"This book rewarded me with a wealth of knowledge on the current state of collective bargaining in American education.... This book is worth reading for the wealth of detail on the current status of collective bargaining in public education." Donald E. Frey, Wake Forest University, Economics of Education Review 21 (2002)
Tom Loveless is director of the Brown Center on Education Policy and senior fellow in the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of the annual Brown Center Reports on American Education.