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Teacher Unions and Professionalism Part 1

Larry Sand compares teacher unions in Finland to those in the United States and finds teacher union officials here wanting in professionalism.

Randi WeingartenLily Eskelsen García and other teacher union leaders have on many occasions extolled the virtues of Finland’s education system, and, at every turn, they remind us that their teachers are unionized.

They are right. Finland does have a highly regarded education system and the teachers are indeed unionized, but then there are the details.