Two false premises: overstating power of innovation and falling victim to the “bad” teacher unions myth.

The U.S. South is solidly right-to-work with essentially no teachers union control or power; states with strong teachers union have higher student achievement also (several factors involved). I suspect no one is saying the South is a model of innovative education …

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P. L. Thomas, Professor of Education Furman University, taught high school English before moving to teacher education.

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