The extraordinary and untold story of John Brewster Jr., a preeminent Deaf American artist Deborah Meier's acclaimed first book, with a new preface qThe 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.q -Lorene Cary, The New York Times Book Review qMeier 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.q -James Traub, The New Yorker qWritten 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.q -Joseph Featherstone, The Nation qA fiery manifesto of Meier's plan for the salvation of public education.q -Los Angeles Times qA book not of blueprints and slogans, but of essays-reflective and analytical. The Power of Their Ideas is the product of a lively mind.q -The Washington Post qAnyone who wants to get insight into the current waves of endless 'reform' debate should read it.q -Philadelphia Inquirer. . 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.
|Title||:||The Power of Their Ideas|
|Publisher||:||Beacon Press - 2002|