The California Teachers Union Is Close To Banning Online Courses At State Schools

by News on November 30, 2011

in Government Employee Unions, State and Local, Union Contracting Privileges, Union Politics and Transparency

By Abby Rogers/Business Insider

The University of California system and the state’s teachers’ union are at war over a curriculum change aimed at saving students money.

The controversy arose when the system, whose major tuition hikes spawned student protests,  proposed an online education program that would explore “feasibility issues regarding fully online courses for UC degree credit,” and how such a program would make education cheaper, according to a report from the University of California Commission on the Future.

But the University Council — American Federation of Teachers says the move to the digital world could cost educators their jobs and claims the switch won’t actually save students money.

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