Hawaii has been ranked number one - this time for the strength of its monopoly teacher union, the Hawaii State Teachers Association.

Thomas B. Fordham Institute and Education Reform Now, its most recent report, offer "the most comprehensive analysis of American teacher unions’ strength ever conducted." (See the full study here.)

The report offers a State-By-State Comparison of power and influence of their respective teachers unions. Specifically the study reviewed resources and membership; involvement in politics; scope of bargaining; state policies; and perceived influence.