Unionization at charter schools launches debate

07/27/2009 | NYTimes.com

Teachers unions are organizing at more charter schools across the country, a development some worry could cancel many of the benefits of the schools. Some experts say unions negate innovations such as merit pay or the ability of principals to fire poor-performing teachers. Union advocates argue that without support, charter-school teachers could be paid less and work longer hours than their union counterparts.

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