The Teachers' Unions
How the NEA and the AFT Sabotage Reform and Hold Students, Parents, Teachers and Taxpayers Hostage to Bureaucracy(amazon)
Myron Lieberman (View Bio)
Hardcover: The Free Press; Encounter Books, 1997; Paperback: Encounter Books, 2000.
"Lieberman, chairman of the Education Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., provides an insider's view of what may be the most powerful forces in public education today: the NEA and the AFT. His experience as a longtime union activist, collective bargainer, member of the NEA, and former candidate for president of the AFT offers a unique view of the inside workings of the unions, one denied to many lay observers. He provides information on how the unions came to be, their evolution over time, and their agendas and activities. Most important, though, Lieberman concentrates on how these organizations stand in the way of effective change in public schooling. " — Reason
"Lieberman offers up a phenomenal trove of facts and anecdotes, exhaustively describing how the teachers' unions work and what their priorities are. His judgments are harsh, even sharp-elbowed." — Chester E. Finn, Jr., Commentary