Thursday, July 02, 2015

Unionized chartered schools

There is a theory that the current charter school movement is driven by an effort to bust teachers' unions.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has agreed to take a case which (I expect, given the current composition of the Court) will render dues deduction illegal for public sector employees, which will be a major blow to public sector unions. If my prediction about the outcome of that case is correct, it will mean that private charter schools will be more receptive to unionization than traditional public schools. Considering the current drive to unionize chartered schools, the chartered school movement could end up being a life raft for the survival of teachers' unions.