The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons from America from a Small School in Harlemby Deborah Meier
Pub. Date: 08/28/2002
Publisher: Beacon Press
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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Table of Contents
|1||In Defense of Public Education||3|
|2||Central park East: An Alternative Story||15|
|3||The School at Work||47|
|4||Myths, Lies, and Other Dangers||67|
|5||Choice Can Save Public Education||91|
|9||It's Academic: Why Kids Don't Want to Be "Well-Educated"||161|
|10||On Failure, Persistence, and Public Education||179|
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A moving and powerful blueprint for the the future of public education. I would like to visit CPESS one day to see their successful methods in action. This book opened my eyes to the potential of progressive education--I recommend it for anyone.
Deborah Meier's 'The Power of Their Ideas' provides actual proof that it's public education in small autonomous settings (CPESS) which guards against extremism from the right or left and the apathy inbetween. As one who's been to Central Park East, I've witnessed what the power of HER vision and tenacity can accomplish. A must read for anyone beginning, currently practicing or ending a career in education,including administrators, and for the parents whose children we serve.