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Fordham Report

Fordham Report

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HOW STRONG AREU.S. TEACHER UNIONS?
A STATE-BY-STATECOMPARISON
BY AMBER M. WINKLER,JANIE SCULL,& DARA ZEEHANDELAAR
FOREWORD BY CHESTER E. FINN, JR. AND MICHAEL J. PETRILLI 
 
OCTOBER 2012
 
Foreword ................................................................................................................................................................4Executive Summary ...........................................................................................................................................8Introduction.........................................................................................................................................................15Background ........................................................................................................................................................20Part I: Evaluating Teacher Union Strength ..............................................................................................22Methodology ..............................................................................................................................................26Part II: Findings .................................................................................................................................................32America’s Strongest Teacher Unions ................................................................................................36America’s Weakest Teacher Unions ....................................................................................................41Part III: Taking a Closer Look—Teacher Union Infuence by Area ..................................................44Area 1: Resources and Membership ...................................................................................................44Area 2: Involvement in Politics ............................................................................................................45Area 3: Scope o Bargaining.................................................................................................................48Area 4: State Policies ..............................................................................................................................49Area 5: Perceived Infuence ..................................................................................................................50Part IV: Conclusions and Takeaways .........................................................................................................53Part V: State Proles .......................................................................................................................................60Alabama ........................................................................................................................................................61Alaska ............................................................................................................................................................67Arizona...........................................................................................................................................................73Arkansas .......................................................................................................................................................79Caliornia ......................................................................................................................................................85Colorado ........................................................................................................................................................91Connecticut .................................................................................................................................................97Delaware .....................................................................................................................................................103District o Columbia ...............................................................................................................................109Florida ...........................................................................................................................................................115Georgia .........................................................................................................................................................121Hawaii ...........................................................................................................................................................127Idaho. ............................................................................................................................................................133Illinois............................................................................................................................................................139Indiana .........................................................................................................................................................145Iowa ................................................................................................................................................................151Kansas ..........................................................................................................................................................157
CONTENTS
 
Kentucky .....................................................................................................................................................163Louisiana .....................................................................................................................................................169Maine ............................................................................................................................................................175Maryland.......................................................................................................................................................181Massachusetts ...........................................................................................................................................187Michigan ......................................................................................................................................................193Minnesota ...................................................................................................................................................199Mississippi ..................................................................................................................................................205Missouri .........................................................................................................................................................211Montana .......................................................................................................................................................217Nebraska ....................................................................................................................................................223Nevada ........................................................................................................................................................229New Hampshire .......................................................................................................................................235New Jersey .................................................................................................................................................241New Mexico ...............................................................................................................................................247New York ....................................................................................................................................................253North Carolina ..........................................................................................................................................259North Dakota ............................................................................................................................................265Ohio ..............................................................................................................................................................271Oklahoma...................................................................................................................................................277Oregon ........................................................................................................................................................283Pennsylvania .............................................................................................................................................289Rhode Island .............................................................................................................................................295South Carolina ..........................................................................................................................................301South Dakota ............................................................................................................................................307Tennessee ...................................................................................................................................................313Texas .............................................................................................................................................................319Utah ..............................................................................................................................................................325Vermont .......................................................................................................................................................331Virginia ........................................................................................................................................................337Washington ...............................................................................................................................................343West Virginia ............................................................................................................................................349Wisconsin ...................................................................................................................................................355Wyoming .....................................................................................................................................................361Appendix A: Detailed Methodology and Rationale ..........................................................................367Indicators and Weighting ....................................................................................................................367Detailed Metric and Rationale ...........................................................................................................369Appendix B: State-Level NEA and AFT Aliates .............................................................................402Endnotes ..........................................................................................................................................................404

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