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

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Teaching the lessons of New York's most famous public school, Deborah Meier provides a widely acclaimed vision for the future of public education. With a new preface reflecting on the school's continuing success.


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About Deborah Meier

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Deborah Meier is the MacArthur Award-winning founder of the Central Park East School in East Harlem and the Mission Hill School in Boston. The author of The Power of Their Ideas and Will Standards Save Public Education? (Beacon / 0441-3 / $12.00 pb), she lives in Hillsdale, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts.
 
Published August 16, 2002 by Beacon Press. 212 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, History, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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A readable and engaging array of journal entries and essays by a New York City school principal who created a successful alternative public school program.

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An educational reformer, teacher and veteran school principal, Meier has led the movement to restructure large high schools into small, vibrant educational enclaves--schools within a school, housed within the same building.

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