Poll of the Day

The American Association of Educators, which defines itself as "America's fastest growing national, nonprofit, nonunion teachers' association with members in all 50 states," has released the results of its 2011 membership survey. Among the findings:
78% of survey respondents assert that collective bargaining has little to no effect on their ability to teach effectively and just 28% of teachers believe collective bargaining equates to a better compensated workforce.
63% agree with a policy that would allow teachers to negotiate their own contracts based on their individual needs.

84% of those surveyed believe that teacher unions are hurting the teaching profession.

74% of AAE members disagree with "LIFO" or "last in, first out," jumping nearly four points from last year's survey.