When A Nation At Risk report was released in 1983, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) embraced the thrust of the report that said that the United States education system needed to be fixed and saved, not destroyed. Almost immediately the AFT became the leader in developing new education reform initiatives throughout the country.
This website, a joint project between the Walter P. Reuther library and the Wayne State University Library, will host primary resources from the AFT historical collections that will document various education reform initiatives that union and school boards have collaborated on, from pre-Nation at Risk to the present. This will be a continually growing project with the intentions to assist in the debate of US education reform.
Memorandum from Marsha Levine regarding Ray Budde's idea about creating Charter Schools to Albert Shanker and other AFT staff