Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles Over Schools, Unions, Race, and Democracy

Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles Over Schools, Unions, Race, and Democracy

Albert Shanker (1928-1997) lived the lives of several men bound into one. In his early years, he helped to found modern teacher unionism. During the 1980s, as head of the American Federation of Teachers, he became the nation's leading education reformer. Shanker supported initiatives for high education standards and accountability, teacher-led charter schools, and a system of "peer review" to weed out inadequate teachers. He also fought for "tough liberalism," an… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (August 30, 2007)

Collection: Columbia Studies in Contemporary American History

Parent ISBN: 9780231134972

Language: English


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