Collective Bargaining and Student Performance

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Right now, only 5 states do not have collective bargaining for educators and have deemed it illegal. Those states and their ranking on SAT scores are as follows: (source)
  • South Carolina – 49th
  • North Carolina – 38th
  • Georgia – 48th
  • Texas – 45th
  • Virginia – 34th   

This is just one reading of the data . . . many factors affect scores. I offer it as fuel for debate.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great visual and something I never thought about. As you hinted, there are other things that can be attributed to the low rankings. In Texas, the fact that they are rewriting American history to include a more creationist bent could be a factor. Can you imagine what the public discourse will look like in 20 years if students think that Thomas Jefferson was just a lackey?

    But this is definitely something that is food for thought. If you take away the voice of the people, then what will the people do? Collective bargaining gives teachers a stake in what is going on in education. It's not just for raises and healthcare.