Study Finds Unionized Faculty Benefits Students, Institutions

A recent study finds that unionized colleges and universities are more efficient and effective than non-union ones. The study, performed by Mark Cassell, associate professor of political science at Kent State University, analyzes 23 years’ worth of data and finds that unionization at colleges results in higher graduation and completion rates and lower growth in costs and expenses. Cassell hypothesizes that this occurs because unionization leads universities to emphasize instruction over administration, which controls the cost increases in the university budget and leads to a higher rate of student success.



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