Teachers as Entrepreneurs
Maryland’s unions should give teachers the freedom to be entrepreneurs. If, in the end, teachers return to unions because they offer teachers more satisfying pay and working conditions, the union’s case will be made. But, if Maryland’s union continues to prevent teacher freedom by using their legislative influence to enact laws that protect them from competition, they will have avoided the chance to demonstrate their relevance to teachers. If the union is important to teachers as unions claim, setting teachers free is the best way to prove it.