The Public Interest

CONTROVERSY - Are Teachers Underpaid?

Albert Shanker & Myron Lieberman

Fall 1986

MYRON LIEBERMAN, who once ran unsuccessfully for the presidency of the American Federation of Teachers, does not really answer the question, “Are Teachers Underpaid?” (Summer 1986).  Instead, he devotes most of his article to arguing that “the teacher unions are in the business to achieve more, not less, favorable terms and conditions of employment for teachers.”


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