Evidence presented in a new article by Bradley D. Marianno and Katharine Strunk suggests that, if trends from Wisconsin and Michigan are any guide, teachers unions may be permanently crippled in the wake of the Janus ruling. They will lose membership, which will result in steep declines in revenues, which in turn may curtail their ability to affect the policy process. Already, the nation’s largest teachers union, the National Education Association (NEA), is estimating membership losses at 10 percent, or 300,000 nationwide. To learn more about how the upcoming Janus decision could change union strategies, read “After Janus” in our Fall 2018 issue or on EdNext.org.

—Education Next

Last updated June 11, 2018