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The Professional and the Union Member: A Tangled Fit

by Todd A. DeMitchell & Casey D. Cobb - December 12, 2007

Teachers are arguably the most heavily unionized workforce in America. They are also professionals. How do teachers fit together these seemingly disparate roles—union member and member of a profession?

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 12, 2007
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14854, Date Accessed: 8/8/2020 11:18:15 PM

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  • Todd DeMitchell
    University of New Hampshire
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    TODD A. DEMITCHELL is Professor and Kimball Fellow, Department of Education & Justice Studies Program at the University of New Hampshire. He studies school law, educational policy, and collective bargaining. He has published three books and over 120 articles, book chapters, and essays. Prior to joining the faculty in higher education he spent 18 years in the public schools as a substitute teacher, teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of personnel & labor relations and superintendent.
  • Casey Cobb
    University of Connecticut
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