Will Teacher Union Power Kill Charter School Growth?

Teacher union power has immense power over education reform and the attitudes of their members who allegedly shape the issues unions become involved in.  Yet study after study points out that not all teacher union members agree with the officials who determine the union’s agenda.  Lance Izumi examines teacher union power, including the politicians they help elect, and their battle against charter schools in The Daily Caller.   Teacher union officials will most likely not cause the demise of charter schools, but it is almost certain their power will continue to hinder the progress charter schools have made at providing students with an effective education.

A combination of powerful aggressive teacher unions and compliant state and local politicians have produced a perfect storm that threatens to destroy the future of charter schools and the children who benefit from them.

There is wide research showing that charter schools raise student achievement more than traditional public schools.