How teachers’ unions became the paper tigers of education reform (By Jeanne Allen)
Sep 8, 12:00 AM
The Chinese term "paper tiger" (zhilaohu) describes someone who appears to have power but who is actually weak and conquerable. It's a perfect description of the nation's largest teachers' unions, something to bear in mind when National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García speaks Friday at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington.
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