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The Power of Their Ideas : Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem
by Deborah Meier


Overview - 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.
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780807031131
  • ISBN-10: 0807031135
  • Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: August 2002
  • Page Count: 208
  • Dimensions: 8.58 x 5.54 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.59 pounds


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