The membership of the Chicago Teachers Union approved a new contract last week but the legacy of the rancorous strike is far from settled. Did the experience prove Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker right? Will unions continue to impede reform—and add to costs—so long as state law gives them expansive collective bargaining and striking rights?
To answer these and other questions, the Fordham Institute is bringing together two voices on teacher labor issues, Democrats for Education Reform’s Joe Williams and the Hoover Institution’s Terry Moe, for a debate on the future of American teacher unionism. Register now to join the discussion on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET.
Joe Williams, executive director, Democrats for Education Reform
Terry Moe, professor of political science, Stanford University and senior fellow, the Hoover Institution
Michael J. Petrilli, executive vice president, The Thomas B. Fordham Institute