Pacific Research Institute — The Union that Stole Christmas

The holiday season is upon us, but California’s schoolchildren won’t be receiving many gifts this year—at least not from their lawmakers or teachers’ unions.

California is poised to become the nation’s largest school system that will not qualify to compete for $4.3 billion of federal Race to the Top funds. In order to compete for the money, states must allow teachers to be assessed based on student performance. California currently has a law preventing such assessment, and the teachers’ unions adamantly oppose any effort to change this.

Pacific Research Institute • Publications • The Union that Stole Christmas.

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