Albert Shanker

  • American educator
  • Born September 14, 1928
  • Died February 22, 1997

Albert Shanker (September 14, 1928 – February 22, 1997) was president of the United Federation of Teachers from 1964 to 1985 and president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) from 1974 to 1997.

There is no more reason to pay for private education than there is to pay for a private swimming pool for those who do not use public facilities.

When school children start paying union dues, that 's when I'll start representing the interests of school children.