Hopefully, a press release from the Association of American Educators is going to spur teacher union bosses to make some changes.
The press release points to results from a recent Phi Delta Kappan/Gallup poll that shows:
“…71% of respondents said that they have trust and confidence in America’s teachers. However, when asked about the teacher unions, 47% say they believe the unions have hurt education, compared to only 26% believing the unions have helped education.”
Clearly, a lot of Americans are unhappy about current union influence on education. With such a small percentage of the public believing teachers’ unions are helping, as the Phi Delta Kappan/Gallup Report Highlights says:
“Teacher union leaders should thoughtfully consider what actions they could take to improve their public image.”