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  • Education Unions: Made Simple

    “The power and influence of education unions has a significant effect on schools today. But is that good for American students?”

    Education Unions: Made Simple, the fourth in a series of short videos, explains the stifling effect of unions on the nation’s schools using a simple analogy.

    Sunny, a talented musician who is adored by his fans, is suddenly forced to join a musicians’ union. While the union provides perks, it also pushes rules upon him, such as restricting how long he can meet with fans and the time he can spend performing. It also prohibits him from signing autographs. Of course, the union also takes part of his paycheck. While Sunny’s fans still love his music, they are disappointed that he can no longer play all of their favorite songs or meet them backstage before a performance.

    Similarly, education unions often hinder teachers’ ability to meet students’ needs. Regulations limit teachers from providing additional help to students, and rather than helping to ensure that quality teachers are in the classroom, unions protect poorly performing teachers. Furthermore, unions block needed education reforms, such as school choice, alternative teacher certification, and performance pay for teachers.

    But this doesn’t have to be the end of the story. States are pushing back against the stifling demands of education unions and giving schools greater freedom to put the needs of students first.

    Step by step, lawmakers and citizens can create a happy ending for the children across the nation.

    Watch Education Unions: Made Simple here and share with friends.

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    2 Responses to Education Unions: Made Simple

    1. Bobbie says:

      it's just ridiculous how the conflict of the unions and their members interests are short changing our children in a rotten, low down way! teachers would be much more sincere to educate if they weren't controlled by the corruption of government unions and their irrationality. strike at anytime just to get their way leaving the children without once again? And like Sunny displayed in the video, unions rule takes away your freedom to do what you want and how you want to do it.

      Unions are dictatorships and cruel and should be removed immediately. Why should anyone working in government need unions? Why would the government allow teachers/workers to be treated so bad, teachers/workers are compelled to pay for union backing? the actions, influence and control of government and their favoritism is unacceptable and should be unlawful.

      remove everything that's interference to our children's education and free thinking. We need good teachers back!!!! Or privatize!! Unions are a no brainer to remove in all government sects!

      The government is suppose to be where we can't, not use us to threaten they won't, unless as childish as they are, they get their way. get government unions out! they're ridiculous and non-negotiable. Unions protect what and who doesn't work. Unions cheat the tax payer and the children are cheated in education! what happened to decency in America(ns?) oh, that's right, it left when begging for government privilege and favoritism!

    2. Michael Wright says:

      The very same can be said for American Medical Association.

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