Synopses & Reviews
Teaching the lessons of New York's most famous public school, Deborah Meier provides a widely acclaimed vision for the future of public education.
About the Author
A former kindergarten teacher, Deborah Meier is founder of the Central Park East Schools and fellow at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, and is leading various efforts to reinvent public schools in New York City and across the country. Her many awards include a MacArthur Prize Fellowship.
Table of Contents
1. In Defense of Public Education
Central Park East: An Alternative Story
The School at Work
Myths, Lies, and Other Dangers
Choice Can Save Public Education
It's Academic: Why Kids Don't Want to Be "Well-Educated"
On Failure, Persistence, and Public Education