Teacher Politics

Teacher Politics

by Maurice Berube

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In a landmark contribution to the education literature, Berube examines the political activities of the two teachers' unions—the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers AFL-CIO (AFT) during the last three decades. The first scholarly study of its kind, Teacher Politics argues that teachers' unions have become the most powerful political constituency in the nation. Through effective lobbying arms seeking favored legislation and political machines supporting local, state, and national candidates with manpower and money, this force of 2.5 million teachers is changing American educational politics. As Berube convincingly demonstrates, teacher unions have been reasonably effective in their political and legislative endeavors and, through their enormous resources, have become the chief representatives of education in American politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313256851
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/16/1988
Series: Contributions to the Study of Education Series , #26
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

MAURICE R. BERUBE is Associate Professor of Urban Education at Old Dominion University.

Table of Contents

Teachers in Politics

The NEA: A Political Giant

The AFT: Number Two

Teacher Power: Case Studies

The NEA vs. the AFT: Is There a Difference?

The Challenge of School Reform

Prospects for the Future

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