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Christian D’Andrea: How Wisconsin's Union Limits Are Helping Schools

July 9, 2013

People who pay attention to the news will certainly remember the mobs thronging Wisconsin’s capitol in 2011 and the recall election that quickly followed, all over a bill and then law that restricted teachers unions. Now that the mobs have gone home, Gov. Scott Walker won the recall, and Act 10 is in effect in Wisconsin, how is it affecting school districts? Christian D’Andrea, an education policy analyst at Madison’s MacIver Institute, recently wrote about just that for the journal Education Next. He joins the podcast to discuss what Act 10 has meant for schools, its future, and what other states can learn from Wisconsin.