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The Zombie Al Shanker “Quote”

The one sure sign of an empty educational agenda without real ideas?

Trotting out the apocryphal quote attributed to Al Shanker: “When school children start paying union dues, that’s when I’ll start representing the interests of children.”

It does not matter how many times this false attribution is killed and buried, the zombie quote comes back to life again and again in the hands of the union-bashing right. When you are guided by ideological dogma, the truth of the claim is unimportant.

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