Inspired Education By Charter: Restructuring School Districts
Inspired by Albert Shanker
Start Date 1988-00-00
Notes One Sunday in July Budde’s wife Priscilla put down the newspaper and said: "Hey, Ray, you've made the New York Times!" And she showed him the column reporting the American Federation of Teachers' sup- port for the idea of teachers setting up autonomous schools. AFT President Al Shanker had in fact floated the proposal in a talk at the National Press Club in the spring of that year. He said Ray Budde had the best name for these schools: “charter schools.”