Teachers’ unions scrutinized over Harvard study of COVID-19 learning

The Washington Times cites CEI Research Fellow Sean Higgins on teachers’ unions:

Sean Higgins, a research associate at the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute, said these fears played out in extended contract negotiations last year.

He cited a study from the liberal Brookings Institution last year that found the longer a school negotiated its collective bargaining agreement, the less likely it was to reopen with in-person instruction and the more likely to rely on distance learning.

“Teachers’ unions like to claim that what is good for their members is good for students, but parents are increasingly realizing that that isn’t always the case,” Mr. Higgins said.

Read the full citation at The Washington Times.