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Teachers Unions’ Latest Targets: Charter Schools and Basic Literacy

April 24, 2023

The same teachers unions who locked kids out of their classrooms for two years—and who have pushed radical political curricula and opposed parental rights and basic transparency in education—are back at it. This time, they’re working their magic to destroy high-quality charter schools and block effective reading instruction for kids.

They deserve to be defeated.

Last week, union-aligned organizers at BASIS Tucson North succeeded in turning the campus into Arizona’s first unionized charter school. They joined as a new chapter of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) in an effort to create a beachhead of union control over the independent governance of Arizona’s 560 public charter schools.

Read the rest of the op-ed in AZ Daily Independent.

Matt Beienburg is the Director of Education Policy at the Goldwater Institute. He also serves as director of the institute’s Van Sittert Center for Constitutional Advocacy.



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