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.
March Mar16, 2023
The Albert Shanker Institute at 25
The Shanker Institute turns 25 years old this month! Throughout the year we will be posting special features about our past accomplishments and future endeavors.
March Mar9, 2023
Instructional Coaching: Education Buzzwords or Effective PD?
ASI consultant Kayla Reist explores the effectiveness of instructional coaching and contends that for instructional coaches to become a transformative presence in schools they must have the proper working conditions and an environment conducive to real change.
March Mar7, 2023
Shari Obrenski, President of the Cleveland Teacher's Union, was part of a contingent that delivered AFT procured generators to Ukrainian schools in LVIV, so that the teachers of LVIV could continue the education of their nation’s youngest and most vulnerable citizens as war is waged outside their doors.