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The strong union-strong schools suggestion.

PolitiFact takes on the strong union state/strong student performance claim, repeated by Randi Weingarten in her ABC’s This Week appearance. They declare it half-true: Yes, strongly unionized states tend to rank above non-unionized ones in test scores, but the data suggests mere correlation rather than causation.

That weak link goes both ways: It hasn’t been proven that unionization, per se, brings achievement down either.
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