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Review of The Strike That Changed New York (Socialism and Democracy Vol 17, No. 2bis Summer- Fall 2003)

"In the white backlash that followed and engulfed the city, teachers found themselves in new and unusual company. Some found a home in the emerging neo-conservative, neo-liberal world, most notably Albert Shanker, but working teachers found their union emeshed in a "shotgun marriage" with an elite that would soon lay off 20,000 teachers and gut public education for a generation."