ERIC Number: ED197493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Collective Bargaining in Public Schools.
Eberts, Randall W.; Pierce, Lawrence C.
Based on the economic theory of constrained maximizing behavior, this paper constructs a model of decision-making in public schools in order to discuss the role of unions and collective bargaining in resource allocation decisions. Research findings from a study of collective bargaining in New York and Michigan school districts indicate that collective bargaining does have a significant impact on the allocation of resources in ways that affect student learning. The positive effects of collective bargaining include giving teachers a greater stake in the negotiated decisions of a district, reducing teacher turnover, encouraging the entry into the profession of more qualified teachers, and possibly increasing productive teacher attributes that have been related to higher student achievement. The authors state that future investigations should include an exploration of the linkages outlined in this paper at the classroom or individual level. (Author/WD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Educational Policy and Management.
Identifiers: Michigan; New York