Can Janus Decision Lead to More Effective Schools?

Matthew C. Klein believes the Supreme Court decision giving teachers the freedom to decide whether to support a labor union will lead to more effective schools in Barron’s.

The U.S. Supreme Court may have opened the door to long-needed education reforms.

Without these “fair-share fees,” there will be less of a financial incentive to be a dues-paying union member, which should reduce public-sector union membership and weaken the ability of those unions to influence public policy. (Twenty-seven states already banned unions from collecting agency fees from nonmembers before the decision.)