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ERIC Number: ED103526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep-15
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Speaking Freely.
Shanker, Albert
In this interview, Albert Shanker, president of the United Federation of Teachers of New York City, executive vice president of the American Federation of Teachers, and vice president of the AFL/CIO, discussed such topics as the following: his participation in a meeting of labor leaders with President Ford on September 11; the potential influence of teachers if they were organized; the intention of the government to handle the current crisis by maintaining a hard money policy; the deterioration in the quality of education over the last four or five years; the sort of social progress which could be brought about by teacher action; the limitations of collective bargaining as an instrument; the prospect that a teachers' union or unions will be able to do what he'd like them to do without a merger between the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA); attacks on public education; the dissatisfaction with the public schools among, not only middle class people, but among working class people who feel that the schools don't do for their children what they ought to do; community control; the prospect of a merger for your own purposes and teachers' own protection between the A.F.T. and the N.E.A.; and others. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Interview of Albert Shanker by Edwin Newman on WNBC-TV (New York City, Channel 4, September 15, 1974)