Taxpayers and children are the losers. In The Washington Post, George Will reports on the differences between two New York City public schools – Non-union Success Academy Harlem 2 charter school with a one-page contract and salaries 5-10 percent higher vs. PS 30, which spends twice as much per pupil, has a third as many students, and a teachers contract 167 pages long, mostly detailing what teachers can and cannot do.
Success Academy ranks 37th among New York’s 2,413 public elementary schools; PS 30 ranks 1,694. The schools are in the same building (here). This is the future of Virginia education under monopoly union contracts, but without the charter schools which are effectively blocked by local school boards in Virginia.
Thanks to the Thomas Jefferson Institute for calling this out.