Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 4 years ago

How does being a UNION MEMBER make a teacher , a better teacher?

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maybe we should make it illegal for a teacher to be in a union

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  • 4 years ago
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    It doesn't. "Under the Shanker-Selden "single salary" system, as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan correctly pointed out a couple of years ago, "School systems pay teachers billions of dollars each year for earning credentials that do very little to improve the quality of teaching. At the same time, many schools give nothing at all to the teachers who go the extra mile to make a difference in students' lives."

  • 4 years ago

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  • justa
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    It gives them a protection that a single person without access to a lawyer has against unjustified firing. School boards can be very nasty if they don't like a teacher.

    This gives them some protection from a vindictive school board.

    Union membership won't make a person better, that's not the point of it, other standards have to be met irrelevant to membership or not, but it does give the group of teachers a say in what happens to them. It gives them a voice in their future.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    It makes being a teacher a CAREER

    Prior to unions, teachers were so badly paid, that it was only done by women working prior to finding a husband

    The first teacher's union was created, when a principal looked up one of his former teachers who was retired. He found her living in what used to be a chicken coop in the back of a farm.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Is that a requirement for union existence?

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    It doesn't.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Actually it has made them worse

  • 4 years ago

    it doesn't necessarily

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    higher pay which equals to less turnover and more stability.

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