May 21st, 2010
10:22 AM ET

Perry's Principles: Unions, schools work together

Editor's Note: CNN Education Contributor Steve Perry has a blueprint for America’s teachers, parents, decision makers and anyone who cares about the education of America’s children. In our series ‘Perry's Principles,’ Steve identifies a challenge and highlights successful examples of how the challenge was solved by introducing you to the passionate people behind each approach. Every Thursday, AC360° will illustrate one of Perry's Principles and tell you how you can be involved in educating America's youth.

Filed under: Education • Perry's Principles • Steve Perry
soundoff (One Response)
  1. Abby Brooks

    The banner call to arms against mandatory membership of trades unions is an old (and slightly worn)one.It challenges the idea of the "closed shop" on the grounds that employees should have the right to choose union or non-union.
    The benefits a union provides to its members are myriad, and not easily won. If employees believe strongly enough that they should not be compelled to join their union, and choose to opt out, then they should opt out of the benefits their trade union representatives secure on their behalf.

    February 21, 2011 at 8:56 am |