How teachers’ unions became the paper tigers of education reform (By Jeanne Allen)

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Sep 8, 12:00 AM

How teachers' unions became the paper tigers of education reform (By Jeanne Allen)

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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