Sunday, December 02, 2012

Just How Potent Are Teacher Unions? Pretty potent, as a rule, though it varies state by state.

The National Review reports:
Education today employs more unionized staff than any other industry, public or private. Between them, the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) have some 4.6 million members, a combination of active teachers and other public-school employees, college faculty and staff, retirees, and students. (Meanwhile, membership rates in private-sector unions continue to fall, from 37 percent in 1952 to 6 percent in 2011.)
It's time to separate school from state.