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Deborah Meier is founder of a network of highly successful public schools in East Harlem and the Mission Hill School in Boston, and author of The Power of Their Ideas and In Schools We Trust.
Democracy rests on respect for fallible judgment.
We must also tackle issues of housing and neighborhood life.
The intellectual demands of the 21st century, as well as the demands of democratic life, are best met by preserving plural definitions of a good education.
I recently came across a speech by Joseph Priestley given on the dedication of New College, in
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