Decades in the making, Terry Moe’s Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America’s Public Schools appears destined to be the definitive scholarly work on the subject. Mike Petrilli talks with Moe about the book, the union’s rise to power, their influence on all facets of our education system, and whether changes within Democratic Party politics—and the emergence of online learning—create existential threats to these organizations. Join us for today’s edition of The Education Next Book Club.

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Last updated August 2, 2011