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American Educator
Spring/Summer 1997


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The Power of Ideas

Al in His Own Words
A Collection

"The Power of Ideas" is a memorial issue of American Educator magazine that celebrates the work of Al Shanker. If you would like to read Shanker’s thoughts on building the union, the profession of teaching, civil and human rights, and strengthening public education, please request your complimentary copy of this special collection of Al Shanker in his own words. Use it to inform yourself, as a discussion starter with other teachers, or as readings for students in teacher education. (Multiple copies are also available for such uses.)

To order, contact American Educator at or 202/879-4420.

Building the Union

Strengthening and Preserving Public Education

Building the Profession

Civil and Human Rights

Strengthening and Preserving Public Education

All articles available in PDF format only.

A brief biography and links to many of Al Shanker's articles is available from the Albert Shanker Institute,

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About American Educator

American Educator is a quarterly journal of educational research and ideas published by the American Federation of Teachers. Recent articles have focused on such topics as reducing the achievement gap between poor and affluent students, heading off student discipline problems, teaching an appreciation and understanding of democracy, the benefits of a common coherent curriculum, and other issues affecting children and education here and abroad. Total circulation, as of our most recent issue, is over 900,000.

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