Jewish Private School Drops Recognition, Enrages Big Labor
A private school near Philadelphia caused a firestorm among AFT union bosses when the board of directors decided to no longer negotiate a union contract after the current one expires in August. Steve Gunn has the story on Education Action Group.
Labor leaders are reportedly enraged that the board of directors at the Perelman Jewish Day School has decided to stop recognizing the teachers union as an employee bargaining agent when its current contract expires in August.
“Removing tenure and seniority will provide administrators with greater flexibility with recruiting new teachers, managing assignments of teachers to appropriate classrooms, and retaining and recognizing excellent teachers,” the board of directors announced in a released statement.