Fordham Institute: Illinois has the 8th Most Powerful Teachers’ Unions

Illinois has the eighth most powerful teachers’ unions in the nation, says a report by Thomas B. Fordham Institute. “For better or worse, teacher unions look out for teacher interests,” said Chester E. Finn, Jr., Fordham’s president.

“This study … illuminates their power to hinder—or promote—education reform, on whether what occurred in Chicago could happen anywhere in the United States, and the myriad ways they seek to influence election outcomes and policy decisions.” Read the full report here.

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