Teachers’ Unions Profit at Students’ Expense

At RealClearPolicy.com, I argue that reforming California’s terrible tenure laws will require understanding what created it, not merely wishing legislators act against their own self-interest.

Because experts cite teacher quality as the most important factor in student-learning, even those who are normally supportive of government unions have criticized their inflexible opposition to reform — as was seen in recent editorials from both The Los Angeles Times and The Sacramento Bee.

But simply to ask legislators to oppose one of California’s most powerful special interest groups is to ignore the very forces that got us here in the first place.

Read the full piece here.