Kahlenberg to Speak in Boston About Late Chief of Teachers Union Albert Shanker

Richard D. Kahlenberg, senior fellow at the Century Foundation, will discuss his book Tough Liberals: Albert Shanker and the Battles Over Schools, Unions, Race, and Democracy, at a forum sponsored by the Pioneer Institute, the Boston-based think tank that advocates free-markets and limited government.

The forum will also feature remarks from panelists including Deborah A. Gist, commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Kahlenberg wrote an article on economic diversity for the Winter 2007 issue of NEJHE’s predecessor, Connection.

The event will take place Tuesday Sept. 7, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank, 600 Atlantic Ave., Boston, Mass. RSVP by Aug. 31, to Shannon Garber at sgarber@pioneerinstitute.org or 617.723.2277, ext. 217.


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