Here we provide the publications we’ve authored individually and as a group on the topic of teachers’ unions and CBAs. We highlight several papers that provide context for the current and ongoing debate over teachers’ unions and collective bargaining.
Marianno, B. D, Kilbride, T., Theobald, R., Strunk, K. O., Cowen, J., & Goldhaber, D. (2018). Cut from the Same Cloth? Comparing Urban District CBAs Within States and Across the U.S. Educational Policy, 32(2), 334-359.
Strunk, K.O. & Grissom, J.A. (2010). “Do Strong Unions Shape District Policies? Collective Bargaining, Teacher Contract Restrictiveness, and the Political Power of Teachers’ Unions.” Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 32(3), 389-406.
Strunk, K.O. (2011). “Are Teachers’ Unions Really to Blame? Collective Bargaining Agreements and Their Relationships with District Resource Allocation and Student Performance in California.” Education Finance and Policy, 6(3), 354-398.
Strunk, K. O., Cowen, Joshua, Goldhaber, Dan, Marianno, Bradley D, Kilbride, Tara, & Theobald, Roddy. (2018). It’s in the Contract: How the Policies Set in Teachers’ Unions Collective Bargaining Agreements Vary Across States and Districts. Educational Policy, 32(2), 280-312.
Cowen, Joshua M. and Marcus A. Winters. 2013. “Do Charters Retain Teachers Differently Than Traditional Public Schools? Evidence From Elementary Schools in Florida” Education Finance and Policy 8(1): 14-42
Goldhaber, D., Lavery, L., Theobald, R., D’Entremont, D., & Fang, Y. (2013). Teacher Collective Bargaining: Assessing the Internal Validity of Partial Independence Item Response Measures of Contract Restrictiveness. SAGE Open, April-June 2013, 1-16.
Grissom, J.A. & Strunk, K.O. (2012). “How Should School Districts Shape Teacher Salary Schedules? Linking Student Performance to Pay Structure in Traditional Salary Schemes.” Educational Policy, 26(5), 663-695.
Strunk, K.O. & Reardon, S. (2010). “Measuring the Strength of Teachers' Unions: An Empirical Application of the Partial Independence Item Response Approach.” Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 35(6), 629-670.
Strunk, K.O. & Zeehandelaar, D.* (2015). “Added Bonus? The Relationship between California School Districts’ Specialized Teacher Staffing Needs and the Use of Economic Incentive Policies.” Educational Policy, 29(2), 283-315.
Strunk, K.O. (2010). “The Economics of Teachers’ Unions in the United States,” in Baker, E., McGaw, B. & Peterson, P. (Eds). The International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd Edition. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Strunk, K.O., & McEachin, A.* (2011). “Accountability Under Constraint: The Relationship Between Collective Bargaining Agreements and Schools’ and Districts’ Performance Under No Child Left Behind.” American Educational Research Journal, 48(4), 871-903.
Strunk, K.O., Cowen, J., & Goldhaber, D., Marianno, B.*, Kilbride, T.* & Theobald, R. (2018). “It is in the Contract: How the Policies Set in Teachers’ Unions’ Collective Bargaining Agreements Vary Across States and Districts.” Educational Policy, 32(3), 280-310.
BLOGS, BOOKS, OPINION PIECES, & WORKING PAPERS
Strunk, K.O., Cowen, J., Goldhaber, D., Marianno, B.D., Kilbride T., & Theobald, R. (2018). Collective Bargaining and State-Level Reforms: Assessing Changes to the Restrictiveness of Collective Bargaining Agreements across Three States.
Strunk, K.O. (2014). “The Role of Collective Bargaining Agreements in the Implementation of Teacher Quality Reforms: Perils and Possibilities,” in Hess, R. & McShane, M. (Eds.) Teacher Quality 2.0: Will Today’s Reforms Hold Back Tomorrow’s Schools? Harvard Education Press.
Strunk, K. O., Goldhaber, D., Cowen, J., Marianno, B. D., Kilbride, T., Theobald, R. (2018). The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same? Examining the consistency of collective bargaining provisions across states and time. Conference paper presented at AEFP