From Prager University
There is a dilemma in American education. On the one hand, teachers are essential to student achievement. On the other, teachers unions promote self-interests of their members which are antithetical to the interests of students. So, how do we fix this problem? In five minutes, Terry Moe, Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, delineates this quandary and offers solutions.
And no I am not anti-Union. My father was a member of the teacher’s union in his district and they helped him immeasurably when he was unfairly targeted by the administration in his school. What I am against is the fact that public education is no longer about “the best interests of the child.” And that is why there needs to be a societal revamping of the education system in our country.