Teacher Union Alternative to Charter Schools Not Working

Sanctioned by the United Federation of Teachers and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, this teacher union alternative to charter schools does not appear to be working. Could it be that teacher union forced representation, and their goal of controlling who enters, stays and leaves the classroom, does not improve school performance? Teachers need to know they are free to choose their own representation and know that ineffective power grabs will not improve education.  Every teacher in New York, by law, must either join or support a labor union in order to get or keep a job. reports.

A program touted as a union-blessed alternative to charter schools in New York City isn’t getting results for the kids it serves, according to a new report.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has long been hostile to charters, launched the Progressive Redesign Opportunity Schools for Excellence (PROSE) program that allows up to 200 schools to remain unionized but frees them from the chancellor’s regulations and some contract rules, with the city and the union’s blessing.