Power of Their Ideas Lessons from America from a Small School in Harlem

ISBN-10: 0807031135
ISBN-13: 9780807031131
Edition: 2001
Authors: Deborah Meier
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Description: Deborah Meier's acclaimed first book, with a new preface "The founder and principal of excellent small schools in East Harlem . . . Meier wants to make all students capable of participating in and sustaining a democracy. . . . Doubters must read  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 8/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Deborah Meier's acclaimed first book, with a new preface "The founder and principal of excellent small schools in East Harlem . . . Meier wants to make all students capable of participating in and sustaining a democracy. . . . Doubters must read Deborah Meier to take a look at that success up close, to watch it begin and grow and flourish." -Lorene Cary, The New York Times Book Review "Meier pledges her faith 'in the extraordinary untapped capacities of all our children'; but, unlike so many radical reformers, she is also firmly rooted in the reality of the classroom. . . .What has propelled people like Meier from the periphery to the center of the ongoing school debate is the recognition that a new and different form of public school is no longer a luxury." -James Traub, The New Yorker "Written in prose that runs like a clear stream past the sludge of educational discourse. . . .The fate of public education today depends on whether we listen to . . . the Deborah Meiers of the land." -Joseph Featherstone, The Nation "A fiery manifesto of Meier's plan for the salvation of public education." -Los Angeles Times "A book not of blueprints and slogans, but of essays-reflective and analytical. The Power of Their Ideas is the product of a lively mind." -The Washington Post "Anyone who wants to get insight into the current waves of endless 'reform' debate should read it." -Philadelphia Inquirer

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