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ERIC Number: EJ1168139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
It Is in the Contract: How the Policies Set in Teachers' Unions' Collective Bargaining Agreements Vary across States and Districts
Strunk, Katharine O.; Cowen, Joshua M.; Goldhaber, Dan; Marianno, Bradley D.; Kilbride, Tara; Theobald, Roddy
Educational Policy, v32 n2 p280-312 Mar 2018
We examine more than 1,000 collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) in place across California, Michigan, and Washington. We investigate the prevalence of a set of 43 key provisions between and within these states, providing the first comprehensive comparison of CBA terms using data drawn from economically and demographically different districts, as well as districts that vary considerably by student enrollment. We find that CBAs vary substantially within and across states, and that this variation is more associated with district size than the proportion of low-income students within districts. We conclude by discussing the implications of these findings for research and policy. [For the companion piece, "Cut from the Same Cloth? Comparing Urban District CBAs within States and across the United States," see EJ1168096.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Washington; Michigan; California
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