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Collective Bargaining and Schools

With the ramifications of the Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Council 31 U.S. Supreme Court decision yet to be determined, now is an important time for policymakers and the public alike to understand the complexities of collective bargaining and the important role it plays in education. We have brought together a team of researchers from institutions of higher education and non-profit research agencies to compile what we believe are important findings related to teachers' unions and collective bargaining, and their impact on teachers and students.

As social scientists, we believe that public policy should go where the evidence leads. But like so many other topics in education, teachers' unions and collective bargaining remain complex and often controversial issues to navigate. Our hope is that this site will help inform policy debates and serve as a resource for empirical evidence concerning these incredibly important policy issues.

 

In the OUR WORK section of this site we provide an overview of our team's research on this subject and under PUBLICATIONS we supply a list of working papers and published articles produced by our researchers.