Welcome to the teachers union wars. On one side are education reformers, including groups backed by heirs to the WalMart fortune and other super wealthy Americans. Those reformers argue that unions and teacher tenure stand in the way of removing incompetent teachers and providing more choices for families seeking better educations for their children. On the other side are two of the biggest unions in America and their allies who say the reformers are ultimately seeking to dismantle the public school system and privatize education.
Congress is trying to curtail the use of restraints and permanently retire so-called “scream rooms” nationwide
Michael Golden made his career in journalism, but his worldview was shaped by his time at Lehigh's College of Education.
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Theory to Practice is published annually by Lehigh University’s College of Education and the Office of University Communications and Public Affairs.