Listen Up, Teach

June 1980
National Review;6/27/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 13, p768
The article comments on the views of Albert Shanker, president of the United Federation of Teachers in the U.S., on the attraction of private schools. To wit, Shanker believes that the primary attraction of private schools is the fact that its keeps the most difficult students out. It states that Shanker's opinion implies that public schools end up as institutions for rejected students. It argues that private schools discipline their students in pursuit of a higher goal and this goal gives students less reason to be bad. Moreover, it argues that public schools and the United Federation of Teachers fail to provide this reason to students.


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