How Much Power Should Teachers Have?

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California teachers are pushing a bill that would expand collective bargaining to include matters such as textbook selection and curriculum. Authored by Democratic Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg of Los Angeles, the bill has cleared the Assembly Education Committee and awaits a hearing by the Senate Appropriations Committee. While California's largest teachers' union agrees that instructors should have a voice in the tools they use, school officials are calling the move a power grab. We hear both sides of the hotly contested debate from representatives of the 333,000-member California Teacher's Association and the California School Board Association, which represents 1,000 school districts and county offices of education.
David Dow, formerly of CBS News, guest hosts.
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