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6 Famous Quotes by Albert Shanker
9/14/1928 - 2/22/1997
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The next time anyone is inclined to sneer at the basics as "traditional," I suggest he or she visit with a 12th -or even a sixth-grader who can barely read, write or compute and look at the pain and frustration on that student's face

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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.

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We've got a lemon factory and we're turning out 80-85 percent lemons.

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

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It's time to admit that public education operates like a planned economy, a bureaucratic system in which everybody's role is spelled out in advance and there are few incentives for innovation and productivity. It's no surprise that our school system doesn't improve; it more resembles the communist economy than our own market economy.

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a leader of immense stature who always spoke his mind.

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