Teacher Unions in Public Education: Politics, History, and the Future

TitleTeacher Unions in Public Education: Politics, History, and the Future
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBascia, Nina
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
CityLondon
Keywordsteacher unions, teachers
Abstract

While much mainstream educational research maintains that teacher unions should be outlawed or their powers greatly reduced, Bascia and her contributors, including many of the leading teacher union researchers working today, challenge this position. Instead, they recognize the important role teacher unions must play in defending public education and in minimizing the damage wrought by ill-thought-out educational policies. By avoiding idealization of these organizations and recognizing their limitations, Teacher Unions in Public Education demonstrates the necessity for union renewal for a successful education system.