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.
February Feb22, 2024
New Jersey's tiny, fragmented school districts carry important implications for K-12 segregation and funding equity.
February Feb14, 2024
Shanker Board Member Richard D. Kahlenberg pays tribute to fellow Shanker Board Member Bob Edwards for his esteemed careers in radio broadcasting and as a labor leader of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
February Feb1, 2024
Guest author Jocelyn Frye, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, writes that the representation of women and women of color matters in state legislatures when it comes to protecting people’s bodily autonomy.