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Tough liberal : Albert Shanker and the battles over schools, unions, race, and democracy

Author: Richard D Kahlenberg
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007.
Series: Columbia studies in contemporary American history.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richard D. Kahlenberg offers a narrative on the man who would become one of the most important voices in public education and American politics in the last quarter century - Albert Shanker.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kahlenberg, Richard D.
Tough liberal.
New York : Columbia University Press, c2007
(OCoLC)608207239
Named Person: Albert Shanker; Albert Shanker; Albert Shanker
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard D Kahlenberg
ISBN: 9780231134965 0231134967 9780231509091 023150909X
OCLC Number: 82772649
Description: ix, 524 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ihe early years : rising from humble beginnings and establishing values (1928-1952) --
Creating the United Federation of Teachers (1952-1962) --
Rising within the UFT : labor and civil rights together (1962-1965) --
Black power and the 1967 teachers' strike (1966-1968) --
The Ocean Hill-Brownsville strike and the liberal assault on labor (1968) --
Ocean Hill-Brownsville : the fallout (1969) --
Rebuilding : recruiting the paraprofessionals, launching the "Where we stand" column, and seeking teacher unity (1969-1972) --
Becoming president of the American Federation of Teachers and battling the new politics movement (1972-1974) --
"A man by the name of Albert Shanker" : Sleeper and the controversy of power (1973-1975) --
Losing power: the New York fiscal crisis and the decline of labor (1974-1976) --
Jimmy Carter and the rise of the Reagan Democrats (1976-1980) --
Being a Social Democrat under Ronald Reagan : domestic policy (1980-1988) --
Being a Social Democrat under Ronald Reagan : foreign policy (1980-1988) --
Education reform : A Nation at Risk, merit pay, and peer review (1983-1984) --
Beyond special interest : making teaching a profession (1985-1987) --
Charter schools and school restructuring (1988-1997) --
The early education-standards movement (1989-1994) --
The rise of the angry white males and the Gingrich revolution (1992-1995) --
Reviving the education-standards movement and the final days (1995-1997) --
The legacy of Albert Shanker.
Series Title: Columbia studies in contemporary American history.
Responsibility: Richard D. Kahlenberg.
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Shanker was condemned by many when he shut down the New York City school system in the bitter strikes of 1967 and 1968, and he was denounced for stirring up animosity between black parents and Jewish  Read more...

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This book is a must-read for those interested in educational or labor history. Historian Vol. 72 No. 1 A thoroughly researched and engaging biography. -- Arch Puddington The Wall Street Journal Read more...

 
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