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Quote from Albert Shanker,

"It is time to admit that public education operates like a planned economy.
It's a bureaucratic system where everybody's role is spelled out in advance,
and there are few incentives for innovation and productivity.
It's not a surprise when a school system doesn't improve.
It more resembles a Communist economy than our own market economy."


Albert Shanker (more quotes by Albert Shanker or books by/about Albert Shanker)

(1928-1997) president of the United Federation of Teachers (1964-1985), president of the American Federation of Teachers (1974-1997)


Wall Street Journal, October 2, 1989


America, Bureaucracy, Communism, Economics, Education, Learning


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