Abstract: Documents the leftist agenda of the teachers' unions in the United States, how the union leaders often set policies that are not in the best interests of the teachers or students. What we can do to reform the system to the benefit of parents, teachers, and students.
Keywords: book review, current_events, education, NEA, AFT, National Education Association, American Federation of Teachers, unions, parental involvement, public schools, collective bargaining, taxpayers, United States.
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Title: The Teacher Unions: How the NEA and AFT Suffocate Reform, Waste Money, and Hold Students, Teachers, and Parents Hostage to Politics
Author: Myron Lieberman
Publisher: Free Press
Date Published: August 1997
ISBN: 0684842823
LOCN: LB2844.53.U6L56 1997
Dewey: 331.88/113711/0973 21
Pages: 305
Footnotes: 185
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Chapter 1: Introduction: Why This Book?

Chapter 2: The Takeoff

Chapter 3: NEA/AFT Objectives

Chapter 4: Bargaining with the NEA/AFT

Chapter 5: Union Political Operations

Chapter 6: State Teacher Unions

Chapter 7: The War Against Competition and Contracting Out

Chapter 8: Education's Gravy Train

Chapter 9: Paying the Bills: NEA/AFT Revenues

Chapter 10: Free Economic Riders or Forced Political Passengers?

Chapter 11: AFT President Albert Shanker: Visionary or Union Apologist?

Chapter 12: Takeoff Promises, Landing Realities

Chapter 13: NEA/AFT Merger: Teachers in the AFL-CIO

Chapter 14: What Is to Be Done?

Appendix A: NEA-PAC: A Commentary

Appendix B: Estimated AFT Revenues

Appendix C: Jurisdictional Agreement Between the NEA and the AFT (AFL-CIO)

Appendix D: Rankings by Expenditures, State Teacher Union PACs


Author:        Lieberman, Myron, 1919-
Title:         The teacher unions : how the NEA and AFT sabotage
                  reform and hold students, parents, teachers, and taxpayers
                  hostage to bureaucracy / Myron Lieberman.
Published:     New York : Free Press, c1997.
Description:   xiii, 305 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
LC Call No.:   LB2844.53.U6L56 1997
Dewey No.:     331.88/113711/0973 21
ISBN:          0684842823
Notes:         Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-289)
                  and index.
Subjects:      Teachers' unions -- United States.
               National Education Association of the United
               American Federation of Teachers.
               Collective bargaining -- Teachers -- United
Control No.:   97002982 


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