NPR Interview: What the Chicago Strike Taught Teachers Unions

The strike in Chicago, the nation's third-largest school district, raises questions about teachers unions nationwide. Jane Hannaway, a vice president of AIR, and Andrew Rotherham, co-founder of Bellwether Education, explain how different teachers unions work.

Dr. Hannaway is also principal research associate and director of the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research Program at AIR, where she oversees the work of the Center and is a member of the Institute's senior management team.