Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Agenda That Saved Public Education [excerpt from a new biography of Albert Shanker]

Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles Over Schools, Unions, Race and Democracy by Richard D. Kahlenberg, Columbia University Press, 2007.

"The Agenda That Saved Public Education"
By Richard D. Kahlenberg

This excerpt from a new biography of Albert Shanker explains the insight that made the former AFT president an internationally known leader: The best way to defend public education is to improve it. Shanker was a union leader, intellectual, and reformer who championed teacher professionalism, high academic standards, and democracy at home and abroad.

American Educator, Fall 2007.

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