Teachers’ unions are unions
Teachers’ unions exist to serve members’ economic interests, not to improve schools, writes Jeff Jacoby in the Boston Globe.
Teachers unions, like all unions, want to make money and amass power. Those are the motives behind everything they say and do. They’re not in business ”for the children.” They’re in business for themselves.
No wonder per-student education spending has nearly doubled in 30 years in real dollars. Performance has been flat, despite this claim about declining SAT scores. (More mediocre and marginal students are taking the SATs than in the past.)