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“Tough Liberal” --Friday Reading For Steve Barr & Others

By Alexander Russo — August 03, 2007 1 min read

After seven years of hard work, Richard Kahlenberg’s long-awaited biography of AFT founder Al Shanker is finally coming out, and -- according to small schools guru Mike Klonsky -- it’s got things for both Shanker admirers and detractors to like. As Klonsky writes, Shanker foreshadows things like the Green Dot charters that are now on everyone’s minds -- and reminds us how progressive ideas (small schools, charters) can get hijacked by even the most well-intended. Officially out in September, you can order it here.

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