Shanker Library

Visit http://locals.nysut.org/shanker/ for an online archive of more than 1,300 "Where We Stand" New York Times columns by Albert Shanker.

About Al Shanker

al shankerAs president of the American Federation of Teachers, Albert Shanker became known as a strong and courageous advocate for labor - as well as an "iconoclastic thinker," "champion of children," and "educational statesman." For twenty-seven years Shanker's "Where We Stand" column in the New York Times offered an 800-word dose of straightforward common sense, reaching an audience far beyond the educational establishment. The column stands as a wonderful archive of Shanker's far-ranging intellect, keen analytical abilities and no-nonsense ideas about how to improve schools. The complete collection offers an assortment of education and labor topics, and also spans important events and issues of the time, predicting what impact they have for us today.

Links

  • Shanker Library. An online archive of more than 1,300 "Where We Stand" New York Times columns by Albert Shanker.
  • Shanker Institute. A nonprofit organization established in 1998 to honor the life and legacy of the late president of the American Federation of Teachers, advance his ideals, and continue his work.