The Albert Shanker Institute is a nonprofit organization established in 1998 to honor the life and legacy of the late president of the American Federation of Teachers; we are committed to three fundamental principles:
Strengthen, defend, and extend democracy as the best guarantor of universal civil and human rights, at home and around the world, in every facet of life and for every person.
Quality Public Education
Strengthen and recognize public education as a cornerstone of democracy, where schools encourage critical thinking enabling all students to be well-informed and engaged citizens.
A Voice for Working People
Strengthen the essential role of unions in a democracy as organizations that offer workers a voice, lift living standards, enhance institutions, and promote the common good.
November Nov30, 2023
Kata Solow, Executive Director of the Goyen Foundation, writes that successful curriculum implementation must be built together, with teachers, school leaders, and the community working hand-in-hand.
October Oct18, 2023
October Oct11, 2023
Jeanne Jeup, co-founder and CEO of the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education, writes that in order to ensure that policies are effectively implemented, collaboration among educators, administrators and policymakers is crucial.