Educational Reform and Teacher Bargaining

Myron Lieberman, a professional negotiator in the education field, postulates that no worthwhile merit pay system can ever be implemented where there is collective bargaining. "Some of us may doubt whether the long range interest of teachers are best served by public sector bargaining, but it will take the educational equivalent of Japanese automobiles to convince the teachers themselves of this fact," he says. The Japanese equivalent in education, of course, are private schools.