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.
September Sep19, 2023
As we celebrate National Voter Registration Month and Constitution/Citizenship Day, guest author Rhode Island Secretary of State Gregg M. Amore writes that preparing our next generation of civic leaders, engaged voters, and informed citizens starts in the classroom.
September Sep8, 2023
On International Literacy Day, we publish a guest post by educator, researcher, and author Callie Lowenstein who shares her incredible perspective of the in-depth thinking teachers offer to their practice and how sincerely teachers want to meet the needs of students.