Restoring Shanker’s Vision for Charter Schools

cropped-guild-logo-wo-charter-school.jpgIn 1988, education reformer and American Federation of Teachers president Albert Shanker proposed a new kind of public school—“charter schools”—which would allow teachers to experiment with innovative approaches to educating students. Publicly funded but independently managed, these schools would be given a charter to try their fresh approaches for a set period of time and be renewed only if they succeeded.

Restoring Shanker’s Vision