Are Teachers' Unions Anachronistic?

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In the wake of the attack on collective bargaining in Wisconsin, one of the NY Times editors, A.G. Sulzberger, asks last week, whether teacher's unions, and unions in general are perhaps anachronistic. Barnett Berry on his blog gives a good answer that's worth a read. Unions are necessary, he argues, if the voice of teachers is needed in policy debates -- provided that's what unions offer.