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Teachers, Unions, and Change: A Comparative Study


reviewed by A. Harry Passow 1986

coverTitle: Teachers, Unions, and Change: A Comparative Study
Author(s): Dorothy Kerr Jessup
Publisher: Praeger Publications, Westport
ISBN: 027590122X, Pages: , Year: 1985
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I think it was in January 1948 when, as president of the Eden Teachers Association, I was invited along with a number of other local National Education Association (NEA) affiliated association presidents to hear the officers of the Buffalo teachers union explain why they were on strike and why they needed our support. I do not think my memory fails me when I recall the disdain with which we NEA-types looked at teachers who would do such an unprofessional thing as to go on strike. We did not give the Buffalo teachers very much support, although we did agree that we would not condemn them for behaving like union members or laborers rather than professionals. (I am uncertain whether the Buffalo teachers were affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers [AFT] at the time.) On our return to school on Monday, another colleague and I were called into the office... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 88 Number 1, 1986, p. 118-120
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 636, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 2:16:51 PM

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