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In this work, editor Glickman (president, Inst. for Schools, Education, and Democracy, Univ. of Georgia) brings together essays from five educational leaders-Deborah Meier, who has been instrumental in the small schools movement; Henry M. Levin, William H Kilpatrick Professor of Economics & Education at Teachers College; James P. Comer, Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine's Child Study Center; John I. Goodland, president, Institute for Educational Inquiry; Theodore R. Sizer, founding director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform; and George Wood, executive director, Forum for Education and Democracy. Each describes with the utmost humility his or her career, achievements, and views about American education. Though evidently a series of scholarly essays, this book is more autobiographical, with the authors reflecting on their past careers and research devoted to improving American education. Meant to record their personal stories, these pieces foster a deep respect for those involved in the process of educating. A fascinating look into the careers of some of the greatest educational leaders of our time; recommended for academic libraries.