Collective Bargaining forum by JamieThackray

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                                                    Collective
         Bargaining
          The harsh glare of state accountability systems has brought to public attention
          the expansive collective-bargaining agreements that local school boards negotiate with
          their employees. Big-city school superintendents such as New York City’s Joel Klein and
          Philadelphia’s Paul Vallas have decried the agreements under which they have labored.
          In this forum Linda Kaboolian says that collective bargaining is here to stay, but offers ways
          to make it more educationally productive; Howard Fuller and George Mitchell lament the
          impediments that collective bargaining has imposed on the learning process and call for
          more transparency; and Eva Moskowitz, a former New York City councilwoman, wonders
          if the system isn’t “too broke to fix.”



          Table Talk by Linda Kaboolian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
          A Culture of Complaint by George Mitchell and Howard Fuller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
          Breakdown by Eva Moskowitz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
                                                                                  ILLUSTRATIONS / ADAM NIKLEWICZ




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