Where does Donald Trump stand on education and labor? "He has been explicit in championing free-market competition for public education and in expressing his antipathy for teacher unions. For example On merit pay and teacher tenure: "I will also support merit pay for teachers, so that we reward great teachers -- instead of the failed tenure system that rewards bad teachers and punishes good ones." (Campaign speech, Sept. 8, 2016, Cleveland, Ohio) On teachers' unions:"What stands in the way of the reform we all know is needed? It's the balance of power: Teachers' unions with too much power; parents with too little -- less and less power, the lower down the economic income ladder you go." (from Trump's book "The America We Deserve," 2000, co-written with Dave Shiflett) Read In his own words.