Strategizing for Freedom

Whose strategy for advancing the African-American freedom struggle – that of Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey or A. Philip Randolph – was most effective?

Common Career Technical Core and the Common Core

The common Career Technical Core (CCTE) is a set of high quality benchmarks standards for CTE. It is a state-led initiative.

College and Career Readiness

How do schools prepare students to be both college and career ready?

The Health, Well-Being and Educational Success of School-Age Youth and School-based Health Care

This APHA policy brief argues that even the best teachers and schools can't fully compensate for their students' poor health, hunger, fear and distress, violence, bullying or poverty. But comprehensive school-based health centers can be a huge help.

Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses

This Institute of Medicine report, Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses, identifies solutions to problems in hospital, nursing home, and other health care organization work environments that threaten patient safety through their effect on nursing care. It puts forth a blueprint of actions that all health care organizations which rely on nurses should take.

Always Setting the Standard

President Clinton called him "one of the greatest educators of the 20th century."

The Power of Ideas: Al in His Own Words

This special 1997 edition of the AFT’s American Educator magazine attempts to capture some of Al’s most important ideas—the ones that inspired his public life, the ones he lived by, the ones that left the most enduring mark.

Keeping Public Education Together

In the essay, Al talks about his lifelong dedication to "gaining collective bargaining rights for teachers and using the collective bargaining process to improve teachers’ salaries and working conditions." He also makes it clear that the teacher union movement always had an equally important aim: making schools work better for kids. His tireless efforts, during the past 15 years or so, on behalf of high standards of conduct and achievement and against the fads and follies that threaten to destroy public education were not an "about face" but a logical extension of his trade unionism.
The essay closes with Al’s reflections on the reasons for his long fight to preserve and strengthen public education.

Where We Stand: 800 Words of Weekly Wisdom

When Al Shanker died, he was remembered as an eloquent and thoughtful spokesman for school reform, an elder statesman of

Adding Rooms to the 'House of Labor '

The AFL-CIO is often called the House of Labor.