CURMUDGUCATION: How Charter Students Would Benefit from Teacher Unions

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How Charter Students Would Benefit from Teacher Unions

As part of the general “Please don’t leave us” hubbub arising from the nominally-Democratic-neo-liberal fear that a bunch of Trump-hating lefties are about to bolt out of the reformster tent, Peter Cunningham over at Education Post ran a big discussion about how unions and charters should maybe be BFFs (you can read my take on the discussion here, here and here).

Arguments included that unions would be great if they didn’t act like unions, charters would start implementing policies they’ve always avoided like the plague, unions would make charters look better, and it would be innovative, somehow. But these all involved supposed benefits for the unions and charter operators. Can…

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