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Juliet Squire

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Juliet Squire
Policy and Thought Leadership

Background: Juliet Squire is a principal in the Policy and Thought Leadership practice area at Bellwether Education Partners, where she focuses on charter schooling, private school choice, governance, and rural education, among other topics. She most recently worked at the New Jersey Department of Education, where she directed strategies for advancing technology-driven innovation and oversaw the state’s Race to the Top program. Previously, she managed school board relationships and new business development for National Heritage Academies, providing support to school leaders and helping to launch new charter schools in Louisiana, New York, and Wisconsin. Juliet began her career at the American Enterprise Institute, where she studied a wide range of issues in K-12 and higher education policy. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University.

Experience at Bellwether: policy research and analysis, foundation advising, writing

Client segments served: think tanks, foundations, intermediaries, charter school operators, advocacy organizations

Sample clients: Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Oklahoma Youth Expo, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, American Enterprise Institute, Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho

Why I do this work: I believe an educated public is an essential building block for a free and prosperous society and that every child deserves equal access to the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve his or her potential.


Recent Media

Kelly Robson
Kaitlin Pennington
Juliet Squire

Teachers’ unions are a powerful force in local, state, and federal politics, but Janus vs. the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) could change that. At the heart of this case is a key source of union revenue: agency fees.

The deck begins with an overview of the history of public and private sector unions dating back to the early 1900s. It then provides a summary of the history and current status of teachers’ unions specifically: major successes related to collective bargaining, controversy and criticism surrounding their increasing political activities, and their response to the increasing accountability in federal education legislation. We then offer current data and information on the nation’s two largest teachers’ unions, including membership data, financial data, a description of their organizational structure and the services they provide, and an overview of recent activities including teacher strikes and walkouts. We conclude the deck by summarizing the Janus case and its potential impacts on teachers’ unions and offering questions yet to be answered about the future of teachers’ unions post-Janus.

This analysis offers an accurate and objective set of information to those wanting to inform their understanding of this historic case.

cover of Bellwether slide deck