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On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, I give some thought to the battles in Wisconsin and elsewhere over collective bargaining and public pensions, and consider what would happen if teachers unions had to embrace the approach to compensation and talent taken by their counterparts in the major sports. It will take embracing some of the best elements of sports — including the rewarding of merit and high quality performance — in order to improve education.

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