Thursday, March 17, 2011

Teacher unions are harmful, should be disempowered

Most Oklahomans believe that teacher unions harm the common good. Andrew Spiropoulos, the Milton Friedman Distinguished Fellow at OCPA, says policymakers should do something about it. "Conservatives have no reason to be defensive about promoting laws that affect particular interest groups," Spiropoulos writes today in The Journal Record.
The truth is that there is nothing wrong with government deliberately using its power to limit the ability of interest groups to pursue their self-interest in ways that harm the common good. What is the point of electing conservatives if they won’t dismantle the legal and political structures that have enabled trial lawyers or teacher unions to prosper at the expense of their fellow citizens?

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