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Friday, March 06, 2009

Hey Chris, need another reason not to buy Union?

News from Terry Moe, the William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University writing in the current issue of the prestigious American Journal of Political Science, via John McAdams of Marquette Warrior:

New Education Research: Unions Hurt Children

Using California data, analysis shows that, in large school districts, restrictive labor contracts have a very negative impact on academic achievement, particularly for minority students. The evidence suggests, then, that public sector unions do indeed have important consequences for American public education.