Washington teacher union kills accountability

By Jami Lund | Freedom Foundation

Among the highest priorities of government unions is to shield government employees from accountability.

Teachers’ union officials collect roughly $80 million per year to pursue employees’ self-interest, and they do it very well.

In the legislative session just concluded, the issue of teacher evaluation provides a clear example.

Currently, Washington’s system of teacher evaluation is determined by union officials and local school boards in collective bargaining. This system is imbalanced because the unions get to set policies in compelled bargaining arrangements backed up by laws and practices that wink at illegal strikes.

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