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Meier mss., 1927-2010

A Guide to the Deborah Meier Papers at the Lilly Library

Finding aid prepared by Valerie Higgins

Financial support for the Meier Papers Project was provided by the Peck Stacpoole Foundation of New York and the Office of the Provost, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Summary Information

Repository
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly

Creator
Meier, Deborah

Title
Meier mss., 1927-2010

Collection No.
LMC 2653

Extent
ca. 7,650 items

Language
Materials are in English

Abstract
The Meier mss., 1927-2010, consists of the correspondence and papers of education reformer Deborah W. Meier (1931-), who is frequently credited with founding the modern small schools movement in the United States.

Access Restrictions

Some files are closed to researchers.

Biographical Note

Deborah Meier was born on April 6, 1931 in New York City and received a master’s degree in history from the University of Chicago in 1955. She began her career in education in 1963 as a kindergarten teacher in Chicago. In 1966, she returned to New York City, where she taught at PS 144 and was involved in open-corridor class experiments. In 1974, Meier started Central Park East, which was later expanded into three schools: Central Park East I, Central Park East II, and River East. In 1985, Meier and the Central Park East staff again expanded the school, this time adding Central Park East Secondary School for students in 7th through 12th grade. Her work at Central Park East brought her recognition in the form of a MacArthur fellowship, which she received in 1987. From 1992 to 1996, Meier also served as co-director of the Coalition Campus Schools Project, an initiative to restructure large, failing high schools into multiple smaller schools. In 1997, Meier left New York City to found Mission Hill, a pilot elementary school in Boston, where she served as principal until 2005. Meier has written numerous articles and several books on education, including The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem . She has received much recognition for her work, including honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, Brown, and other universities.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Biographical; II. Education; III. Correspondence; IV. Writings and speeches; V. Writings by others; VI. Professional activities; VII. Honors and awards; VIII. Politics; IX. Recordings and multimedia; X. Additions.

Scope and Content Note

The Meier mss., 1927-2009, consists of the papers of Deborah Willen Meier (1931-), an education reformer and the founder of the modern small schools movement in the United States. Materials in the collection include schoolwork and childhood writings by Meier; personal, political, and professional correspondence; drafts and final copies of many of Meier’s writings; writings by others on Meier and her projects; notes for speeches; documents on the organization of the Central Park East schools, Mission Hill school, the Coalition Campus Schools Project, and other educational initiatives; school newsletters and mailings to parents; student work and recorded performances; student assessments; conference materials; honors and awards; and video and audio recordings of Meier interviews and speeches.

Related Material

Many of Deborah Meier's writings can also be found on her web page: http://www.deborahmeier.com

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 2009, 2010
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library; however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with the permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library

Preferred Citation
[Item], Meier mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Series: Box 1 Biographical, 1929-1995,  undated 

Subseries: Box 1 Professional, 1972-1994,  undated 

Biographical sketches and lists of writings, 1980-1994,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Resumes and employment records, 1972-1983,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Subseries: Box 1 Personal, 1929-1995,  undated 

Address book, 1944  [image]View item(s)

Drawings, undated  [image]View item(s)

Journal fragments, undated  [image]View item(s)

Camp newsletter, 1947  [image]View item(s)

Memorabilia from trips to Europe, 1945-1949  [image]View item(s)

Clippings on Meier, family, and friends, 1941-1964,  undated  [image]View item(s)

See also: Oversize 3, folder 5


Willen family papers and writings, 1929-1963,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Goldie Larner schoolwork, undated  [image]View item(s)

Fred Meier contract, business cards, 1955,  undated 

Becky Meier (daughter) baby schedule, art, 1956-1959 

Story by Sarah Meier-Zimbler (granddaughter), 1995 

Financial papers, 1987-2004,  undated 

60th birthday party, 1991 

Party planning and family tree, 1991  [image]View item(s)

RSVPs, 1991  [image]View item(s)

Memory book, 1991  [image]View item(s)

Birthday cards, 1991  [image]View item(s)

70th birthday party invitation, 2001 

Series: Box 1 Education, 1931-1999,  undated 

Subseries: Box 1 Ethical Culture Fieldston School and childhood, 1931-1999,  undated 

Schoolwork and writings, 1936-1949,  undated 

1936-1941 

1942-1943  [image]View item(s)

1943-1944  [image]View item(s)

1944-1945  [image]View item(s)

1945-1946  [image]View item(s)

1946-1947  [image]View item(s)

1947-1948  [image]View item(s)

1948-1949  [image]View item(s)

Undated 

(2 folders)

[image]View item(s)

Unidentified work and work by others, 1943,  undated  [image]View item(s)

School activities and newsletters, 1943-1944,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Lists and sign-up sheets, 1943-1949,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Assessments and report cards, 1931-1943  [image]View item(s)

Reunion programs, 1959-1999 

1989 

Subseries: Box 1 Antioch College, 1949-1951,  undated 

Application essays and acceptance letters, 1949  [image]View item(s)

Academic and social activities, 1950-1951  [image]View item(s)

Co-op program, 1949-1951 

Report on Harrisburg Evening News, 1949  [image]View item(s)

Journals from Indianapolis Day Nursery, 1950 

United States Senate Chamber passes, 1951  [image]View item(s)

Achievement exam grades, 1950  [image]View item(s)

Miscellaneous writings, 1949-1950,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Subseries: Box 1 University of Chicago, 1950-1955,  undated 

Application essay, ca. 1951  [image]View item(s)

Coursework, 1950-1955,  undated 

1950-1952  [image]View item(s)

1953-1955  [image]View item(s)

Undated  [image]View item(s)

Diploma, 1955 

Subseries: Box 1 Post-graduate, 1963-1999 

Transcripts, 1967-1999  [image]View item(s)

Outward Bound course, 1992  [image]View item(s)

Series: Box 1 Correspondence, 1927-2009,  undated 

Subseries: Box 1 Personal, 1927-2006,  undated 

Letters to Meier, 1942-2006,  undated 

Arranged chronologically

This is a partial list of correspondents with approximate dates of letters from each correspondent:

  • View All (201)
  • Abel, Sonia and Paul Abel, 1995
  • Abramovic, Emil, 1947-1948
  • Abrams, Irwin, 1951
  • Abrams, Ruth (Mrs. Albert B. Abrams), 1956
  • Adams, Evelyne (Evey), 1949
  • Aher, Gertrude and Jim, 1952
  • Antioch College, 1949-1951
  • Apelman, Maja, 1991, 1995-1996, general 1990-2009
  • Asker, Betsy, 1947
  • Babis, Sally, 1949
  • Baker, Carol, 1951
  • Bayes, Ellie, 1946
  • Bentley, A. Jane, 1950
  • Berlin, Susan, 1991
  • Bernstein, Bonnie, 1946-1947
  • Berry, Jim, 1952
  • Block, Arthur S., 1968
  • B'Nai B'Rith, 1949
  • Bolitzer, Bernie, 1961
  • Brandon, Sue, 1946-1947
  • Brickner, Phil, 1947-1949
  • Brown, D. S., 1950
  • Brown, Joyce, 1992-1995, 1998, 2003
  • Calder, Nigel D. R., 1949-1950
  • Callenbach, Chick, 1954
  • Carmichael, Lucianne, 1991 1995, 2002
  • Cohen, Marshall, 1946
  • Cohen, Rita (Rita Bird), 1949-1951
  • Cohn, Goldye (Mrs. Herman Cohn), 1951
  • Corey, Lewis, 1951
  • Cruzen, Marianne (Skipper), 1950-1951
  • Dames, Lucy and Joe, 1950-1951
  • Davidon, Bill, 1964
  • Democratic Socialists of America, general 1990-2009
  • Dombrow, Ruth, Max, and Susan, 1964
  • Dreitzer, Judy, 1944
  • Dufault, Ruth, 1996
  • East River Savings Bank, 1951
  • Elgin, Mrs., 1950
  • Fabian Society, 1949
  • Fagen, David, 1951
  • Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, 1950-1951
  • Fetter, Neil, 1949
  • Fieldston School, 1949
  • Fieldston Social Committee, 1944
  • Fierman[?], Karl (Cubby), 1944
  • Fischer, G., 1944
  • Fischer, Louis, 1948
  • Fitzgerald, Mike, 1949
  • Flanders, Tamzen and Karl Kirchwey, 1992
  • Frohlich, Sue, 1950
  • Garrison, Lloyd, 1948-1950
  • Gates, Albert, 1950
  • Gethman, Margaret (Mag, Maggie), 1951-1954, 1956
  • Gibbon, Janet, 2003, 2005
  • Gold[???], Sean, 1948-1949
  • Goldsmith, Richard, 1951
  • Good, Elizabeth (Meier's daughter-in-law), 1993-1994, 2005
  • Greenberg, Rabbi Simon, 1949
  • Greenwald, Babs, 1946
  • Greenwald, Susan, 1944
  • H., Barbara, 1944
  • H., J. William (Bill), 1950-1951
  • Handorff, Joel, 1997
  • Harris, Don, 1952
  • Harrisburg Newspaper Guild, 1950
  • Herling, Alice D., 1994
  • Heymann, Frederick G., 1952
  • Higley, L. Wayne, 1951-1954, 1987-1988

    See also: Oversize 1

  • Hochheimer, Alice, 1942, 1944-1947
  • Hollander, Judy, 1954
  • Hunt, Carolyn, general 1990-2009
  • Jaffe, Natalie, 1951
  • Kabach, Anne, 1994
  • Kato, Hiroki, 1964
  • Katz, Robert D. (Bob), 1947
  • Kaufman, Faith Evelyn (Cookie), 1946
  • Kirsch, Judith D., 1993
  • Klesmer, Louise R., 1949-1951, 1956
  • Knox, Robert M. (Bob), 1950-1951
  • Kook, Patricia (Patsy, Pat, Stubbs, Stubby, Kookie, Patricia Gibbs, Mrs. Bud H. Gibbs), 1943-1951, 1953, 1956
  • Kris, Anna, 1944-1945, 1949-1954, 1956
  • Kronsky, Betty Jane, 1944
  • Kuehne, Carla T., 1943-1944
  • Lacovara, Madeline, 1994
  • Lane, Nancy (Nan), 1949-1950
  • Larner, Babe (Meier's aunt), 1951, 1956
  • Larner, Clara (Mrs. Martin L. Larner), 1950-1951
  • Larner, Donald (Don), 1995-1996
  • Larner, (Mrs.?) Irvin M., 1944
  • Larner, Judy, 1956
  • Larner, Margie, 1965
  • Larner, Martin L. (Marty), 1994, 1949-1950, 1952
  • Larner, Sarah (Mrs. Mayer Larner, grandma; Meier's grandmother), 1946, 1948-1952, 1954-1958
  • Larner, Sara, 1949, 1956
  • Larner, Victor (Meier's uncle), 1943, 1949-1950, 1953-1954
  • League for Industrial Democracy, 1952
  • Leed, Richard (Dick), 1949-1951
  • Lenrow, Elbert, 1948
  • Leuba, Richard J. (Dick), 1950
  • Levin, Adrienne, 2003
  • Lewis, Sally, 1946
  • Lieber, [???], 1994
  • Litt, Bobby, 1944, 1946-1947, 1949-1950
  • Litt, Pauline, 1949
  • Lowenstein, Florence I., 1949, 1965
  • Lowenstein, Dorothy (Dot, ., Dotty, Dottie, Mrs. Andre B. Van Hoogen), 1944-1952, 1954, 1964-1965
  • Macmahon, Gail, 1949
  • Maher, Jane (Janie, Jane Willen, Jane Mills; Meier's sister-in-law), 1950-1954 1956-1958, 1962, 1993, 1996
  • Martin, Marla (Marla Arkow), 1995
  • Martin, Ralph and Marge, 1949
  • Martus, Marjorie (Marge), 1992
  • McDonald, Lorraine
  • McDonald, Shirley, 1949
  • McGinnis, Cora, 1949-1950
  • McIntosh, Millicent, 1993
  • Meier, Daniel and Lilli Meier (Meier's grandchildren), general 1990-2009
  • Meier, Frederic C. (Fred, F.; Meier's husband), 1954, 1956
  • Meier, Nicholas (Nick; Meier's son), 1997
  • Meier, Rebecca (Becky; Meier's daughter), 1995, 2002
  • Meier, Roger (Meier's son), 1988
  • Meier, Vivian (Meier's mother-in-law), 1952-1953, 1956
  • Meier-Zimbler, Ezra Milton (Meier's grandson), 1995-1996
  • Meier-Zimbler, Sarah Pearl (Meier's granddaughter), 1994, 1996, 2006
  • Messner, Berti (Bert, Bertie), 1949-1952, 1954
  • Mills, Andrew S. (A., A. S., Andy), 1953-1957, 1962
  • Mintz, Marjorie G.(Marge, Margie), ca. 1943-1944, 1947-1948
  • Morrison, Dr. Donald A. R., 1957
  • Mott, Anne (Annie), 1944-1949, 1951-1952, 1954
  • Mt. Neboh Congregation, 1943
  • N., Fred, 1950
  • Nachman, Louise, 1947
  • New School for Social Research, 1949
  • Oppenheimer, Adeline (Addy), 1944
  • Partridge, D., 1944
  • Pasternak, Blanche, 1944
  • Pester, Rhea, 1949-1951
  • Pioneer Youth of America, 1942
  • Poindexter, Anne(Annie), 1950
  • R., Bobby, 1946
  • R., Jeannine, 1943-1944
  • Radetsky, Charles, 1954
  • Rahn, Mary Lee
  • Riordan, Anita (Ynety), 1942, 1946
  • Rogers, Doris, 1946-1947, 1949-1950
  • Rosenblum, Bea, 1946, 1948
  • Rosenstock, Larry, 1996
  • Rosenzwhig[?], Joyce, 1944
  • Rotondi, B., 1964
  • Russel, Myra T., 1995, 1997-1998, 2000, 2003
  • Russell, Ed and Sarah Russell, 1951
  • Russell, Esther A., 1954
  • S., E. J. (Bettie), 1950
  • Sager, Norma Carol, 1944
  • Salwitz, Janet (Jan), 1947
  • Samuel, Ralph E., 1951
  • Saxton, John H., 1950
  • Schantz, Penny, 1993, general 1990-2009
  • Schaupp, M., 1954
  • Schiller, Robert H. (Bob), 1951
  • Schroeder, Marilyn, 1949
  • Schulte family, 1954
  • Schwartz, Anne, 1947
  • Sears, Jayne, 1950
  • Shortall, Nora, 1949
  • Silberman, Arlene, 1994-1996
  • Siegel, Gloria, 1944
  • Sievers, Mrs. Maurice J., 1949
  • Simon, R. (Bob), 1950
  • Sinclair, Barbara, 1954
  • Slawson, John, 1949
  • St. Clair, Barbara Abels, 1995
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1950
  • Stein, Leslie, general 1990-2009
  • Steinfels, Peggy and Peter, 1995
  • Sultan, Edith Joan, 1944
  • Sunshine, Tillie, 1947
  • Taberski, Paul (Pablo), 1950
  • Takacs, Dorothea (Takie, Tak), 1949-1952
  • Thompson, Ben (Benjie), 1994
  • Toepfer, 1949
  • Truesdell, W. E., 1954
  • United States Playing Card Company, 1943
  • Van Hoogen, Andre, 1962
  • Venezia, Nilly, 1993-1995
  • Weinstein, Leonard, M.D., 1957
  • Wells, Katherine (Mrs. Henry W. Wells), 1952
  • Wersba, Lois, 1943, 1946-1947
  • White, Cheryl Stitham (Cherie, Cher), 2003
  • Willen, Drenka (Drenka Palic; Meier's sister-in-law), 1956
  • Willen, Joseph (Joe, Dad, Pop; Meier's father), 1943-1944, 1946, 1948-1957
  • Willen, Paul L. (Meier's brother), 1943, 1945-1957, 1993, 1995
  • Willen, Pearl L. (Mom, Mama; Meier's mother), 1943-1946, 1948-1958, 1964-1965
  • Willen, Samuel, 1943
  • Wilson, Nancy, 1955-1956
  • Wohl, R. Richard, 1954
  • Wolff, Anna, 1964
  • Wolff, Viola, 1943
  • Wood, Hilary, 1944
  • The Wyverns, 1954
  • Zabin, Ann Dorothy, 1944

1943, Jan.-July  [image]View item(s)

1943, Aug.-Dec., general 1943  [image]View item(s)

Box 2 1944, Jan.-July  [image]View item(s)

1944, Aug.  [image]View item(s)

1944, Sept.-Dec., general 1944  [image]View item(s)

1946, Jan.-July 15  [image]View item(s)

1946, July 16-31  [image]View item(s)

1946, Aug.  [image]View item(s)

See also: Oversize 3, folder 7


1946, Sept.-Dec., general 1946  [image]View item(s)

1947, Jan.-Sept.  [image]View item(s)

1947, Oct.-Dec., general 1947  [image]View item(s)

1948, Jan.-June  [image]View item(s)

1948, July-Dec.  [image]View item(s)

General 1948  [image]View item(s)

See also: Oversize 3, folder 7


1949, Jan.-Apr.  [image]View item(s)

1949, May-June  [image]View item(s)

1949, July  [image]View item(s)

1949, Aug.  [image]View item(s)

1949, Sept.-Oct  [image]View item(s)

1949, Nov.  [image]View item(s)

1949, Dec. 1-11  [image]View item(s)

1949, Dec. 12-31  [image]View item(s)

General 1949  [image]View item(s)

1950, Jan.  [image]View item(s)

1950, Feb.  [image]View item(s)

1950, Mar.  [image]View item(s)

1950, Apr.  [image]View item(s)

1950, May  [image]View item(s)

1950, June  [image]View item(s)

1950, July-Aug.  [image]View item(s)

1950, Sept.  [image]View item(s)

See also: Oversize 3, folder 7


Box 3 1950, Oct.  [image]View item(s)

1950, Nov.  [image]View item(s)

1950, Dec.  [image]View item(s)

General 1950  [image]View item(s)

1951, Jan.  [image]View item(s)

1951, Feb.-Mar.  [image]View item(s)

1951, Apr.  [image]View item(s)

1951, May  [image]View item(s)

1951, June-Aug.  [image]View item(s)

1951, Sept.-Oct.  [image]View item(s)

See also: Oversize 1


1951, Nov.  [image]View item(s)

See also: Oversize 1


1951, Dec.  [image]View item(s)

See also: Oversize 1


General 1951  [image]View item(s)

1952, Jan.-Mar.  [image]View item(s)

1952, Apr.-June  [image]View item(s)

1952, July-Dec.  [image]View item(s)

General 1952  [image]View item(s)

1953, Jan.-Sept.  [image]View item(s)

1953, Oct.-Dec.  [image]View item(s)

General 1953  [image]View item(s)

1954, Jan.-June  [image]View item(s)

1954, July-Dec.  [image]View item(s)

General 1954  [image]View item(s)

1956, Jan.-July  [image]View item(s)

1956, Aug.-Sept.  [image]View item(s)

1956, Oct.-Dec.  [image]View item(s)

General 1956  [image]View item(s)

1959-1962  [image]View item(s)

1963-1968  [image]View item(s)

General 1960s  [image]View item(s)

1980-1992  [image]View item(s)

1993-1994  [image]View item(s)

1995  [image]View item(s)

See also: Oversize 3, folder 7


1996-2006  [image]View item(s)

Box 4 1990s and 2000s  [image]View item(s)

Anna Kris, 1951-1952,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Letters from Meier, ca. 1931-1969 

Arranged chronologically

Most of the letters are written to her parents, Joseph Willen and Pearl Willen


ca. 1931-1943  [image]View item(s)

1943, ca. Jan.-June  [image]View item(s)

1943, ca. July-Dec.  [image]View item(s)

1944-1947  [image]View item(s)

ca. 1931-1948  [image]View item(s)

1949, Jan.-Oct.  [image]View item(s)

See also: Oversize 3, folder 4


1949, Nov.-Dec.  [image]View item(s)

ca. 1950-1951  [image]View item(s)

ca. 1951-1955  [image]View item(s)

ca. 1949-1959  [image]View item(s)

1958-1964  [image]View item(s)

ca. 1960s  [image]View item(s)

ca. 1970s  [image]View item(s)

Letters between others, 1927-1967,  undated 

Letters to Fred Meier, 1952-1963  [image]View item(s)

Letters to Paul Willen, ca. 1943-1956  [image]View item(s)

Letters from Paul Willen, 1939-1951,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Letters to Pearl and Joseph Willen, 1927-1965,  undated  [image]View item(s)

See also: Oversize 3, folder 3


Letters from Pearl and Joseph Willen, 1934-1963,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Letters, writings, and drawings from Donald Larner to Pearl Willen and Sara Larner, 1946-1967,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Letters between Pearl and Joseph Willen, 1945-1956,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Miscellaneous, 1932-1954,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Subseries: Box 4 Professional, 1982-2009,  undated 

General

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent


A [image]View item(s)

List of correspondents:

  • View All (30)
  • Abu-Shamis, Alia, 1993
  • Academic High School, Jersey City Public Schools, 1994
  • Acosta, Louisa,
  • Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy, 1983-1987
  • Adams, Elizabeth, 1988
  • Aeer, Charlotte C., 2004 (Includes enclosure)
  • Ahuvi, Marjorie, 1994
  • Albany High School, 1997
  • Albuquerque Teachers Federation, 2004
  • Allen, David, 1997
  • Alternative Community School, 1988
  • Alternative High School Programs, 1988
  • Alvarez, Shadia, former CPESS student at Antioch College, 1993 (Includes enclosure)
  • American Association for Higher Education, 1995
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1994
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1995
  • American Educational Research Association, 2008
  • American Federation of Teachers, 1999-2000
  • Annenberg Institute for School Reform, 1998
  • Annenberg, Lee, 1995
  • Annenberg, Walter, 1995
  • Armington, David, 1994-2000
  • ArtsConnection, 1994
  • Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, undated
  • Association for Union Democracy, 1985
  • Association of California School Administrators, 1995
  • Association of Teacher Educators, 1997
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1994
  • Avery School, 2006
  • Ayers, William, of the University of Illinois at Chicago, 1993-1994

B [image]View item(s)

List of correspondents:

  • View All (33)
  • Bank Street College, 1994-1996
  • Bard College, 1995
  • Barrington Alternative School, 1989
  • Bates College, 1994-2003
  • Bay, Fred, 2004
  • BBC Education, 1988
  • Becker, Jerry, 2008
  • Bell, Peter D., of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, 1987
  • Benson, Dawn, 1998-1999, undated
  • Bentley, James, former CPESS student at Brooklyn Law School, 1998
  • Bigelow, Don, of the United States Department of Education, 1997
  • Binswanger, Robert, of Dartmouth College, 1996
  • Blumenthal, Amy, of Northeastern Illinois University's Chicago Teachers' Center, 1987
  • Board of Cooperative Educational Services, 1987
  • Bolitzer, Susan, 1991-1992
  • Bougas, Jim, 2000
  • Bracey, Gerald W., 1993-1995
  • Bradley, Maggie, undated
  • Brady, Connie, 1994-1998 (Includes enclosures.) (See also: Professional Activities; Central Park East; CPE I, II, and River East; Meeting notes, memos, and correspondence with staff ; Oversize 3, folder 8)
  • Brady, Marion, 1995 (Includes enclosures)
  • Braunstein, Sumner, 1995
  • Breving, Bob, 1995
  • Brick, Lisa, 1996
  • Brisben, Quinn, 1995
  • Britannica Educational Corporation, 1989
  • Brocato, Kay of Mississippi State University, 2005
  • Brown, Dan, 2007
  • Brion-Meisels, Steven, 1997
  • Burke, Ellyn, 1995
  • Burton, Jeanne, 1995
  • Bush Principals' Leadership Program, 1988
  • Butts, John K. of the Leadership Forum, 1995
  • Byers, Happie, 1995, undated

C [image]View item(s)

List of correspondents:

  • View All (45)
  • California Center for School Restructuring, 1996
  • California Federation of Teachers, 1988
  • Cambridge School, 1988
  • Capitol Region Education Council, 1996
  • CARE, 2000-2001
  • Carmel Central School District, 1988 (Includes enclosures)
  • Cartwright, Sally, 1999
  • Castro, Lillian, undated
  • Center for Educational Innovation, 1994-1995
  • Center for Leadership in School Reform, 1994
  • Center for National Policy, 1995
  • Center for the Advancement of Group Studies, 1993
  • Center for the Development of Teaching, 2000
  • Center on Organization and Restructuring of Schools, 1993-1995
  • Central Park East Secondary School, undated
  • Chancellor Search Committee, 1988-1993 (Includes letters from Meier)
  • Chappaqua Central School District, 1987
  • Charles Hayden Foundation, 1987
  • Char[?]ey, Ruth, 1997
  • Chico, Gery, 2000 (Includes letter from Meier)
  • Children's Aid Society, 1994
  • Children's Defense Fund, 1987-1995
  • City-as-School, 1988-1995
  • City Club of New York, 1995
  • City University of New York, 1989-1994
  • Clark, Jack, 1996
  • Clark University, 1987-1996
  • Clements, Phyllis Harris, 1995
  • Clinton, Bill, Governor of Arkansas and President of the United States, 1987-1993
  • Coalition of Essential Schools, 1994-1995
  • Cobblestone Publishing, 1994 (Includes letter from Meier)
  • College of the Atlantic, 1993
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1996
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Business, 1995
  • Columbia University Teachers College, 1987-1995
  • Community Music Works Forum, 2004
  • Community School, 1994
  • Connie Clausen Associates, 1994
  • Coro: A Foundation for Leadership, 1995
  • Cotton, Hank, 1996
  • Council of Urban Boards of Education, 2002
  • Courtines, Etienne, former student, 1994-1996, undated (Separate folder)
  • Cruz-Acosta, Louisa, 1995
  • Cunningham, George, 2000
  • Cuomo, Mario, Governor of New York, 1988 (Letter from Meier, includes response from Thomas A. Coughlin III of the New York Department of Correctional Services)

D [image]View item(s)

List of correspondents:

  • View All (17)
  • D'Amore, L. Simone, of Antioch University, 1996
  • Darling-Hammond, Linda, 1994 (Letter from Meier)
  • David, Jane L. of the Bay Area Research Group, 1996
  • Davidson, Florence H., 1994 (Includes enclosure)
  • Davidson, Joan, 1993
  • Davidson, Miriam, 1991-1995 (Includes letters from Meier, enclosures)
  • Dawson, Priscilla, 2008
  • Delavan, Garrett, undated
  • Delforge, Beth, 1998
  • Democratic Socialists of America, 1994
  • Diamond, Irene of the Aaron Diamond Foundation, 1996
  • Dispenza, Mary C., 1996 (Includes enclosures)
  • Dissent, 1988-2002
  • Dowling, Maureen, 1996-1997 (Includes enclosures)
  • Downey, Thomas J., Representative of New York, Congress of the United States, 1983-1988
  • Dream Keepers, 1996
  • Duckworth, Eleanor, 1992-1997

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  • Economic Policy Institute, 2008
  • Education Week, 1994
  • Education Writers Association, 1994
  • Educational Equity Concepts, 1994
  • Educational Leadership, 1993-2003
  • Educational Policy, 1991
  • Einstein High School, 1988
  • Elwood Union Free School District, 1987
  • Engaged Learner Conference, 2008
  • Engel, Angela, 2008 (Includes letters from Meier)
  • Engel, Brenda, 1996
  • Engel, Jeremy, CPESS teacher, undated
  • ERIC, 1993
  • Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound, 1994

F [image]View item(s)

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  • Featherstone, Joseph, undated (Letter from Meier)
  • Feiman-Nemser, Sharon of Michigan State University, 1987
  • Feldman, Sandra, President of the American Federation of Teachers, 1997-2004
  • Fine, Michelle of the University of Pennsylvania, 1988
  • Fitzgerald, Stephanie, 1996
  • Ford, Terry N., 1995
  • French-American Foundation, 1994-1995
  • Fried, Robert, 1993-1995
  • Fund for New York City Public Education, undated
  • Furze, Suzanne of the Colorado Rocky Mountain School, 1988

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  • Gans, Herbert J. of Columbia University, 1993
  • Gardner, Howard of Harvard University, 1995-2000
  • Gates Foundation, 2001
  • Gaving, Ayla, 2003
  • Gephardt, Richard A., House of Representatives, Congress of the United States, 1997
  • Gibboney, Richard A., of the University of Pennsylvania, 1996-2006 (Includes enclosures)
  • Ginley, Mary of the City University of New York, 1998-1999
  • Giorgi, Michael J., 1995
  • Girls Incorporated, 1994-1995
  • Gittell, Marilyn, 1994
  • Getzendanner, Joel D., 1994 (Includes letter from Meier)
  • Glickman, Carl, 2002
  • Gold, Judith, undated
  • Goldschmidt, Neil, Governor of Oregon, 1988
  • Goldsmith-Conley, Elizabeth, 1994-2002
  • Goodlad, John, 2003
  • Gould, Ruth and Nathan Gould, 1995
  • Grabelle, Sam of the Big Picture Company, 2004 (Includes foreword by Meier)
  • Graczyk, Maryann L., President of the Mississippi American Federation of Teachers, 1988
  • Graff, Gerald, 2002 (Includes enclosure)
  • Graham, Peter, parent of CPE students, 1992
  • Grant, Gerald, 1995
  • Graubard, Allen, 1987-2000 (Includes enclosures)
  • Great Neck Public Schools, 1995
  • Greeley, Kathy, undated
  • Greene, Maxine of Columbia University Teachers College, 1989-1998, undated
  • Greenleaf, Phyllis, 2006
  • Greenspan, Richard, 1988
  • Gregorich, Patricia, 1996-1997, undated (Includes enclosure)
  • Gribskov, Margaret, 1999
  • Grinnell College, 2008 (Includes letters from Meier, enclosures)
  • Guttman Foundation, 1995

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  • Hager, Sharp and Abramson, 1987
  • Hagstrom, David, 2003
  • Hale, Sara J., student, 1996
  • Handlan, Raymond L., 1992
  • Hargreaves, Andy of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 1996
  • Harman, Susan, 1994-1998, undated
  • Hartman, Bruce, 2004
  • Harvard Education Letter, 2005
  • Harvard University, 1993-2000, undated (Includes enclosures) (Separate folder) (See also: Oversize 3, folder 8)
  • Harwayne, Shelley, 2003
  • Headmasters Association, 1994
  • Heartland Area Education Agency, 1989
  • Hebrew Union College, 1993-1995
  • Hein, George E., 1991-1992
  • Heinemann, 2000-2006
  • Henderson, Haven, 1985
  • Hernández, Máximo, 1993 (Includes enclosure)
  • Hertel, Rosemary J., 2006
  • Hilton Head Primary School, undated
  • Hoffman, Berenice, 1992 (Includes letter from Meier)
  • Hoffman, Marvin, 2008, undated (Includes draft by Meier)
  • The Holmes Group, 1995
  • Holmes Junior High School, 1996
  • Holt Associates, 1994-1995
  • Holtz, Arlene, 1996
  • Holy Ghost Preparatory School, 1996
  • Holzer, Matt, 1997
  • Holzman, Michael of Libraries for the Future, 2000
  • Hong, Loraine, 1995
  • Hrycyna, Andrew, of Beacon Press, 2000-2005 (See also: Books; Mission Hill News photocopies from Andy Hrycyna )
  • Hughes, Philip W., 2004-2005 (Includes enclosure)
  • Hull, Bill, undated (Includes enclosure)
  • Hull, Sara, 2001 (Includes enclosure)
  • Hunt, Neen, 1994 (Includes enclosures, letter from Meier)
  • Hutchinson, Kevin, 1996 (Includes letter from Meier)

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  • Illinois State Board of Education, 1995
  • Independence School, New York, 1994 (Includes enclosure)
  • Institute for Democracy and Peace, 1994 (Includes letter from Meier)
  • Institute for Development of Educational Activities, 1995
  • Institute for Responsive Education, 1994-1995
  • Institute for Secondary Education Parent-Teacher Association, 1995
  • Institute for Student Achievement, 2004
  • Instructor, 1987-1988
  • The International Schools Partnership, 1995
  • Isenberg, Jane, 1994
  • Isom, John E., undated (Includes enclosure)

J [image]View item(s)

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  • Jewish Life Network, 1995 (Includes letter from Meier)
  • Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, 1995 (Includes letter from Meier)
  • Jones, Margot, 1994, undated
  • Jordan, Charlene, 1997
  • Josephson, William, 1985-1986 (Includes enclosure, letter from Meier)
  • Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1994

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  • Kandler, Henry D., 1994
  • Kaplan, Susan Adler, 1988
  • Kassebaum, Nancy, Senator from Kansas, Congress of the United States, 1994, undated (Includes letter from Meier)
  • Katz, Michael B., 1984 (Includes letters from Meier)
  • Kaufman, Katie of Berryssa Union School District, 1995 (Includes enclosure, letter from Meier)
  • Kay, Beth, 2004
  • Kearns, David T. of the Xerox Corporation, 1997
  • Kern, Jane, 1998 (Includes enclosure)
  • Klinger, Nancy, 1996 (Includes enclosure)
  • Kohn, Alfie, 1993-2002 (Includes enclosure)
  • Kozol, Jonathan of the Phi Delta Kappan, 1992-2007 (Includes enclosures)
  • Krinsky, Robert D. of the National Dance Institute, 1995
  • Krovetz, Martin L. of San Jose State University, 1999
  • Krupnick, Catherine of Harvard University, 1994
  • Kunin, Madeleine M., Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, 1994 (Includes enclosure)

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  • Lappe, Frances Moore, undated (Includes enclosures)
  • Larson, Mark of Evanston Township High School, 1995-1997
  • Lawrence High School Philips Academy, 1988
  • Lawrence, Rayn of Chappaqua Public Schools, 1987
  • Lehman College, 1995
  • Levine, Alan H. of the Advocates for Children, 1988
  • Levine, Arthur of Columbia University, 1997-1999 (Includes enclosure)
  • Levine, Eliot, 2000
  • Levison, Melvin E. of the City University of New York, 1988
  • Levy, Harold O., chairman of the Commission on School Facilities and Maintenance Reform, 1996
  • Lieber, Mimi Levin of LAR Management Consultants, 1993 (Includes enclosure)
  • Littky, Dennis, 1996
  • Lloyd, Kent and Diane Ramsey of the Knowledge Network, 1996
  • Lloyd, Susan McIntosh, 1999-2003
  • Lynch, Roberta, 1993-1995, undated (Includes letter from Meier)
  • Lyne, Heidi of Mission Hill, 2003

M [image]View item(s)

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  • Maine Collaborative, 1996 (Includes enclosures)
  • Maine School Administrative District, 1987
  • Mandelstamm, Ann, 1998 (Includes enclosures)
  • Manhattan High Schools Office of the Superintendent, 1988
  • The Manhattan Institute, 1994
  • Manhattanville College, 2007-2008
  • Marmur, Mildred, 1988-2000 (Includes enclosures, letter from Meier)
  • Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals, 1987
  • Massachusetts Department of Education, 1994
  • Massey, Sid, 2003
  • Mather High School in Chicago, Illinois, 1994
  • Mayher, Bill, 1996
  • Mayo-Smith, Richmond, 1999
  • McBride, Gail Covington of New Century High School and Sedona Red Rock High School, 2000 (Includes enclosure)
  • McCleary, Richard, 2008
  • McEntee, Grace, 1996
  • McGee, Betsey, 2002-2004
  • McNeil, Linda of Rice University, 2000
  • McNichols, Steven, 1987
  • McReynolds, David, 1996
  • Meier, Daniel, 1995-1997 (Includes letter from "Joan" )
  • Meier, Deborah, 1992-1996, undated (Letters to Susan, Joe, and Shelley) (Separate folder)
  • The Merrow Report, 1994-2002 (Includes enclosure) (Separate folder)
  • Metropolitan Area Educators for Social Responsibility, 1988
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989
  • Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, 1995
  • Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory, 1989 (Includes enclosure)
  • Midwest Principals' Center, 2005
  • Miletta, Maureen M., 1996
  • Miller, L. Scott, 1996
  • Mills College in Oakland, California, 2003
  • Mills, Richard P., of the University of the State of New York, 1995
  • Mind Science Foundation, 1995
  • Mintz, Walter of Cumberland Associates, 1995 (Includes enclosures, letter from Meier)
  • Mogulescu, Marian, 1994-1996
  • Monroe, Lorraine, principal of the Frederick Douglass Academy, 1994 (Letter from Meier)
  • Mooser, Etta Kralovec, 1988
  • Mount Holyoke College, 1987
  • Muncey, Leonna, 1996

N [image]View item(s)

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  • View All (37)
  • Nathan, Linda, 1989-2001
  • The Nation, 1991-2009 (Includes letters from Meier)
  • The National Academy of Education, 1993-1994
  • National Association of Social Workers, 1994
  • National Association of State Boards of Education, 1988
  • National Center for Restructuring Education, 1994-1995 (Includes letter from Meier)
  • National Council of Teachers of English, 1989
  • National Education Association, 1995
  • National Forum on Assessment, 1994
  • National Governors' Association, 1994 (Includes enclosure)
  • National-Louis University, 2004
  • Nehring, James, 1994 (Letter from Meier)
  • The New Educator, 2004
  • New Jersey Association of Teacher Educators, 1988 (Includes enclosure)
  • New Jersey Department of Education, 1988
  • New Jersey Office of the Governor, 1987
  • New School for Social Research, 1994 (Includes letter from Meier)
  • New Schools Project, 2006-2007
  • New Teacher Center at the University of California, 2001
  • New York Academy of Public Education, 1995
  • New York City Arts in Education Roundtable, 2008
  • New York City Board of Education, 1987-1995 (Includes enclosure)
  • New York State Education Department, 1987-1994
  • New York Stock Exchange, 1993 (Includes enclosure)
  • New York Times, 2002 (Letter from Meier)
  • New York University, 2005 (Includes enclosure)
  • Newell, Ron, 2007-2008, undated
  • Newman, Robert E., 2001-2002 (Includes enclosures, letter from Meier)
  • Nickolaou, Mary Beth of the Hammond Leadership Academy, 1995-1998, undated (Includes enclosures)
  • Niemeyer Series, 2009
  • Nimkin, Jean, 1993
  • New Press, 1994
  • Noddings, Nel, acting dean of Stanford University School of Education, 1994
  • North Country Schools, 2001
  • North Dakota Study Group Planning Committee, 2008
  • Northeastern Illinois University Chicago Teachers' Center, 1994-1995 (Includes enclosures)
  • NYC M/S/T Assessment Pilot, 1994-1995 (Includes enclosure)

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  • Oakland University, 1996

P [image]View item(s)

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  • Page, Marilyn of Johnson State College, 1997
  • Palmer, Julia R., 1994-1996 (Includes enclosures)
  • Parents, 1995
  • Park, Clara, undated
  • Parkway South High School, 1995
  • Parrott, Maryann, 1999
  • Pellens, Sandra, of Lewis and Clark College, 1997
  • Pelton, Claire, 1997
  • Perrone, Vito, 1982, undated
  • Perseus Books, 1999
  • Pettus, Pamela Kent, 1994
  • Phi Delta Kappa, 1987-1995
  • Philips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, ca. 1994
  • Pi Lambda Theta, 2003-2004 (Includes chapter from In Schools We Trust ) (Separate folder)
  • Pick, Grant, undated
  • Poetter, Tom S., undated
  • Pomson and Deitcher, undated
  • Primary Source, 2003
  • Private Industry Council, 1995 (Includes letter from Meier)
  • Procter Elementary School, 1994 (Includes letter from Meier)
  • Professionalization of Teaching, ca. 1988
  • Proshansky, Etta, 1994 (Letter from Deena Rosenberg of New York University, includes enclosures)
  • Prospect Archive and Center for Education and Research, 1988
  • Publication Services, 1994
  • Purchase University, 1994 (Includes letter from Meier)

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  • Queens College, 1988-1994

R [image]View item(s)

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  • Rainbow Research, 1993, undated (Includes enclosures)
  • Ramirez, Antonio, 1987
  • Ramos, Joan, 1996 (Includes enclosure)
  • Ranganathan, Arvind of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998-1999 (Includes letter from Meier)
  • Rava, Carol, undated
  • Ravitch, Diane, 1988-2008 (Includes letters from Meier) (Separate folder)
  • Raywid, Mary Anne, 1987 (Includes letter from Meier)
  • Reagan, Kathleen, 1999
  • Reisman, Bernard of Brandeis University, 1998
  • Rethinking Schools, 1994-2008 (Includes article "The Revitalization of Civil Society" by Michael S. Joyce and Meier's response)
  • Review of Law and Social Change, 1994
  • Rice University, 1988
  • Rifkin, Jeff, undated
  • Rivas, Michael, 1987
  • River East Elementary School, 2002
  • Robert, Nikia, former CPESS student, 2008
  • Rockefeller Foundation, 1999
  • Rohatyn, Felix, 1994 (Includes enclosure)
  • Rose, Mike, 1993-1996, undated (Includes letter from Meier)
  • Rosenberg, Becky, 1993
  • Rosenberg, Deena, 1993
  • Rosnfeld, Herb, 1992
  • Rosner, Jay, 2000-2001
  • Rubenstein, Ernest, 1994
  • Ruenzel, David, 1994
  • Rural Challenge Policy Program, 1998
  • Rutgers University, 1991
  • Rutkowski, Joseph of Great Neck North High School, 1996-1997

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  • Sacramento City Unified School District, 2004
  • Sadowski, Michael, 2008 (Includes foreword for Sadowski's book by Meier)
  • Sage Publications, 2005
  • Saletan, Rebecca, 1991
  • San Jose Mercury News, 2004
  • San Jose State University, 1995
  • San Jose Unified School District, 1994 (Includes enclosure)
  • Sarason, Seymour B. of Yale University, 1996, undated (Includes enclosure, letter from Meier)
  • Sato, Manabu of the University of Tokyo, 2002
  • Schine, Joan, 1994
  • Schippani, Michael, 1994-1995 (Includes enclosures)
  • Schon, Don, 1997
  • School Volunteer Program, 1994 (Includes enclosure)
  • Seeley, David of the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York, 1988
  • Shain, Charles, 1995
  • Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1995
  • Shaker Heights City School District in Shaker Heights, Ohio, 1994 (Includes enclosures, letter from Meier)
  • Shannon, Michael J. of the Center for Design Studies, 1993 (Includes letter from Meier)
  • Shapiro, Steve of Reynoldsburg High School, 1995
  • Shatzkin, Karen, 1994-1995, undated
  • Shefrin, Susan Russell, undated
  • Shekerjian, Denise, 1987
  • Shier, Carl, 1993-2005, undated (Includes enclosures, letter from Meier) (Separate folder)
  • Shirley, Dennis of Rice University, 1996
  • Shoreham-Wading River High School in Shoreham, New York, 1994
  • Silber, John of Boston University, 1997
  • Silva, Peggy, 2000
  • Silver-Wolotira, Jane, 1995 (Includes enclosure)
  • Siskin, Leah, 1996
  • Sizer, Ted, 1984-2000 (Includes enclosures) (Separate folder)
  • Sleeper, Jim, ca. 1997
  • Smith, Diana of St. Anne's Belfield School, 2004
  • Smith, Frank, 2000 (Includes enclosure)
  • Smith, James R., 1989 (Letter from Meier)
  • Smith, Lew of Fordham University, 2006
  • Smith, Lucas A., 1998
  • Smith, Lydia A. H., 1996-1998
  • Snowden, Conrad D., 1994
  • Snyder, Jon of the University of California, 2001
  • Solowey, Barry, CPE teacher, 1999 (Includes enclosure)
  • South Bend Community School Corporation in Southbend, Indiana, 1994
  • SRI International, 1993
  • St. Francis College, 1997
  • Stake, Bob, 2000
  • Stein, Sara, former CPESS student, 1994
  • Stern, Peggy, 1988 (Includes enclosure)
  • Stitham, Susan, President of the Fairbanks Education Association, 1994-1997
  • Stockton High School in Stockton, Kansas, 2004-2006 (Includes enclosure, letter from Meier)
  • Stoleroff, Debra, 1994
  • Strong, Mike, 1997
  • Suiter, Dianne, 2004 (Includes enclosure)
  • Superintendents Work Conference of Columbia University, 1995
  • Syracuse City School District, 1995
  • Syracuse University, 2001

T [image]View item(s)

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  • Taylor, Barbara, 1996 (Includes letter from Meier)
  • Taylor, Deborah F., 1997
  • Teachers College Press, 1988-1992, undated (Includes foreword by Meier for book)
  • Teachers College Record, 2008 (Includes materials on Antioch College)
  • Thames and Hudson, 1997 (Includes enclosures)
  • Thayer High School, 1994 (Includes enclosure)
  • Thomas, Bruce R., 1988
  • Thomas Prince School in Princeton, Massachusetts, 1999
  • Tripp, Robert L., 1994-1995
  • Trow, Katherine, 2000
  • Tyack, David of Stanford University School of Education, 2003, undated
  • Tzavaras, Roberta, 1999

U [image]View item(s)

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  • Ulster County Boces in New Paltz, New York, 1995
  • United Federation of Teachers, 1988-2005
  • University at Albany, 1998 (Includes enclosures) (See also: Oversize 3, folder 8)
  • University Heights High School, 1988
  • University of Delaware, 1995 (Includes letter from Meier)
  • University of Rhode Island, 1994
  • Upper Valley Teacher Institute, 2002-2008
  • Urbanski, Adam, President of the Rochester Teachers Association, 1993-1994, undated (Includes enclosure, letter from Meier)

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  • Vander Ark, Tom, 2001-2002 (Letters from Meier)
  • Verner, Kathleen, 1999 (Includes enclosure)
  • Village Voice, 1996
  • Vogel, Amos, 1996

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  • Waddell, Gary, 1997
  • Walace, Vivian, undated
  • Washington Post, 1994
  • Washington, Ruth V., 1988
  • Waterford Institute, 1994
  • Weber, Lillian, 1988
  • Weiner, Lois, 1987-1994
  • Weintraub, Anita, 1987
  • Weiss, Howard M., 1994
  • Weldon, Ellena, 1997, undated
  • Westbury High School, 1989
  • Westinghouse Vocational High School, 1987
  • Westminster Schools, 1997
  • Wheelock, Anne, 2002
  • White, Cheryl Stitham, principal of Morse Street School, 1997
  • Whole Language Teaching Committee at Arizona State University, 1985
  • Widmeyer Group, 1994
  • Wiedenbeck, Barb, 1995 (Includes enclosures, letters from Meier)
  • Williams, Dilafruz, 2004
  • Wilson, Thomas A., 1994
  • Winnetka Public Schools, 1988-1989
  • Wiseman, Fred, 1993 (Letter from Meier)
  • Witt, Mayra E., 2002
  • Wolff, Daniel, 2008, undated
  • Wood, George, 1999
  • Workers Defense League, 1988
  • Wyoming Seminary, 1988

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  • Yale University, 1988
  • Zjawin, Dorothy, 1996

Letters of Reference, 1991-1993  [image]View item(s)

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  • Baum, Jennifer, for Clark University, 1992
  • Branch, Edwina, 1992
  • Chen, Jie, 1992
  • Cook-Mack, Jessica, for Yale College, 1991
  • Donohue, Martin, 1991
  • Kanze, Bruce, 1992
  • Lopez-Towey, Anna, for Marymount College Department of Education, 1993
  • Malhotra, Eileen, 1992
  • Maristany, Alita M., for Brown University, 1992 (Includes enclosures)
  • Matos, Lucy, 1993
  • Medina, Carlos, for Arizona State College of Education and Hazard Young and Associates, 1992-1993
  • Minaya, Dana, 1992
  • Powell, Zawadi, for Brown University, 1992
  • Rudenstine, Sasha, for the Dalton School, 1993
  • Russell, Sasha, for the Providence Summer Bridge Program, 1992
  • Sheilton-Brevot, Marcia, for the National Association Secondary School Principals, 1994
  • Stanley, Damian, for Honors College, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1993

Letters with no clear name, 1994-2002,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Fan mail, 1989-2000,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Series: Box 5 Writings and speeches, 1955-2009,  undated 

Subseries: Box 5 Copyright contracts, 1999  [image]View item(s)

Subseries: Box 5 Books, 1991-2006,  undated 

The Power of Their Ideas, 1991-1999,  undated 

Solicitations from publishers, 1991-1993  [image]View item(s)

Correspondence, 1993-1999  [image]View item(s)

Outlines, 1993,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Complete draft of book, undated 

(2 folders)

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Miscellaneous drafts, 1994,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Photocopied portions of The Power of Their Ideas and Democratic Schools, undated  [image]View item(s)

Book jacket design, 1996,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Publicity, marketing, and reviews, 1995-1996  [image]View item(s)

Reviews and student responses, 1995-2000,  undated  [image]View item(s)

See also: Oversize 3, folder 18


Will Standards Save Public Education? 1995-2001 

Correspondence, 1995-1997  [image]View item(s)

Reviews, 2000-2001  [image]View item(s)

See also: Oversize 3, folder 18


In Schools We Trust (Working title: The Company Kids Keep), 2000-2006,  undated 

Proposals and outlines, 2000-2001,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Correspondence, 2000-2001,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Revisions by Robert Stake, 2001  [image]View item(s)

Drafts and notes, 2000-2001,  undated 

Introduction, 2001  [image]View item(s)

Chapter 1, 2001  [image]View item(s)

Chapter 2, 2001  [image]View item(s)

Box 6 Chapter 3, 2001  [image]View item(s)

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Chapter 5, 2001  [image]View item(s)

Chapter 6, 2001  [image]View item(s)

Chapter 7, 2001  [image]View item(s)

Chapter 8, 2001  [image]View item(s)

Chapter 9, 2001  [image]View item(s)

Miscellaneous drafts, 2000-2001,  undated 

(3 folders)

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Notes and fragments, 1998-2001,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Other writings possibly used as sources, 2000-2001,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Reviews, 2002-2003,  undated  [image]View item(s)

See also: Oversize 3, folder 18


Study group responses, 2006  [image]View item(s)

Subseries: Box 6 Articles, 1959-2009,  undated 

After master copies of articles, arranged alphabetically by title of article


Master copies of articles, undated 

Includes articles by Meier, reviews by Meier, and articles by others.


Articles about Debbie/CPE/CCE-91/92, by Debbie, undated  [image]View item(s)

Writings by Deborah Meier, undated  [image]View item(s)

Includes listing of articles by Deborah Meier


Items removed from pockets of the Writings by Deborah Meier binder, undated  [image]View item(s)

(1999). "Adolescents and Standards." 1999,  undated 

1 draft, 1 speech on which article was based

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"Adolescents at School (Foreword)." In Michael Sadowski (Ed.), Adolescents at School. Undated 

2 drafts

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Includes letter from Michael Sadowski and bio of Meier


(1975).  "Another Look at What's Wrong with Reading Tests." Association for Childhood Education International (pp. 32-36).

5 printed

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See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed


"Approach to Reading Readiness." ca. 1967 

3 drafts

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(2006, May). "As Though They Owned the Place: Small Schools as Membership Communities." Phi Delta Kappan: The Professional Journal for Education, volume 87, number 9 (pp. 657-662). 2004-2006 

1 draft, 2 printed

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(1998). "Authenticity and Educational Change." In A. Hargreaves, A. Lieberman, M. Fullan, & D. W. Hopkins (Eds.), International Handbook of Educational Change (pp. 596-615).

1 printed

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(1987, Oct.).  "The Beautician Question: Can Secondary Education Be Progressive?" In K. Jervis & A. Tobier (Eds.), Education for Democracy (pp. 68-80).

See: Articles about Debbie/CPE/CCE-91/92, by Debbie , 1 printed; Writings removed from binder pockets , 1 printed


(1995, Apr.).  "Beyond Academics." Teacher Magazine.

2 printed

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(1996, Sept.).  "The Big Benefits of Smallness." Educational Leadership, volume 54, number 1.

6 printed

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With Ted Sizer. (2006). "Breaking Ranks in the Middle (Foreword)." Breaking Ranks in the Middle. 2005 

1 draft

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With Paul Schwarz. (1997, Winter).  "Building and Maintaining a Culture of Change at CPESS." National Forum: Phi Kappa Phi Journal, volume 77, number 1 (pp. 22-26).

1 printed

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(1998, Jan.). "Can the Odds be Changed?" Phi Delta Kappan, volume 79, number 5, (pp. 358-362). Also in (1997, June). Educational Policy, volume 11, number 2 (pp. 194-208). 1995-1998 

3 drafts, 6 printed

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(1987, June).  "Central Park East: An Alternative Story." Phi Delta Kappan, volume 68, number 10 (pp. 753-756).

5 printed

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See also: Articles about Debbie/CPE/CCE-91/92, by Debbie , 1 printed; Writings by Deborah Meier, 1 printed; Writings removed from binder pockets , 1 printed


(2000). "Central Park East and its Graduates (Foreword)." In David Bensman, Central Park East and its Graduates, 1998-1999 

1 draft

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Includes one letter from Teachers College Press


With Paul Schwarz. (1995). "Central Park East Secondary School: The Hard Part is Making it Happen." In Michael W. Apple and James A. Beane (Eds.), Democratic Schools (pp. 27-40). 1995-2006 

1 printed, 1 draft for update

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(1994).  "Changing Lives (Preface)." In Jane Day, Changing Lives (pp. vii-x).

1 printed

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Includes remarks by Emanuel Pariser


(1991, Mar. 4).  "Choice Can Save Public Education." The Nation, volume 252, number 8 (pp. 253, 266-271).

4 printed

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See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed


(1992).  "Choices: A Strategy for Educational Reform." In Pearl Rock Kane (Ed.), Independent Schools, Independent Thinkers (pp. 369-389).

3 printed

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See also: Articles about Debbie/CPE/CCE-91/92, by Debbie , 1 printed; Writings by Deborah Meier, 1 printed


(1968).  "The Coleman Report." Integrated Education, volume 5, number 6 (pp. 37-45).

1 printed


(2004, Fall).  "Common Sense." Horace: The Journal of the Coalition of Essential Schools, volume 21, number 1 (pp. 38-39).

1 printed


(1999, Sept.). "The Company They Keep." American School Board Journal, volume 186, number 9 (pp. 25-26). 1999,  undated 

2 drafts, 1 printed

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(1999, Fall/Winter).  "A Conversation about Schools with Deborah Meier." Connection: New England's Journal of Higher Education and Economic Development, volume 14, number 3 (pp. 20-23).

3 printed

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(2004). "Creating Schools We Can Trust." In C. Glickman (Ed.), Letters to the Next President. 2003 

2 proofs

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(2009, May).  "Democracy at Risk." Educational Leadership, volume 66, number 8 (pp. 45-48).

1 printed


With Diane Ravitch. (2006, May 24). "Bridging Differences: A Dialogue between Deborah Meier and Diane Ravitch." Education Week, volume 25, number 36 (pp. 36-37, 44). 2006 

3 drafts

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With Allen Graubard. "Does Supporting School Reform Mean that America's Public School System is a Shameful Failure?" Undated 

1 draft

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(1999-2000, Dec.-Jan.). "Educating a Democracy: Standards and the Future of Public Education." Boston Review, volume 24, number 6 (pp. 4-9). 2000 

3 printed

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See also: Oversize 3, folder 1


Original article by Linda Darling-Hammond. (2007, May 21). "Evaluating No Child Left Behind (Response)." The Nation, volume 284, number 20 (pp. 20-21). 2007 

1 printed


(1984, October).  "Feeding Our Myths: 'To Save Our Schools' Flunks." Commonweal, volume 111 (pp. 536-538).

1 printed

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(2000, Feb.).  "Fiddling with Facts." Brill's Content (pp. 63-64).

3 printed

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(1968).  "From a Harlem School." Dissent, volume 15 (pp. 131-137).

3 printed

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See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed; Writings removed from binder pockets , 1 printed; MacArthur Fellowship; binder of recommendations, resumes, articles, etc. , 1 printed


(1999, Apr. 20).  "From Deborah Meier to Ben Lummis, copied to MCAS group (3/18/99)." MTA Today (pp. 8-9).

1 printed

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See: Oversize 3, folder 11


"Future School Leaders." Undated 

2 proofs

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See also: Articles about Debbie/CPE/CCE-91/92, by Debbie , 1 proof, 1 draft, includes letter from Leo Klagholz of the State of New Jersey Department of Education; Writings removed from binder pockets, 6 printed


(1992, Sept. 21).  "Get the Story Straight: Myths, Lies and Public Schools." The Nation, volume 255, number 8 (p. 271-272). Also in (1992, Dec.). OPSTF News (pp. 21-23).

6 printed

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See also: Articles about Debbie/CPE/CCE-91/92, by Debbie , 1 printed; Writings by Deborah Meier, 2 printed; Writings removed from binder pockets , 1 printed


(1999, May 23).  "Give Parents, Teachers Keys to School Reform." Democrat and Chronicle (p. 23A).

2 printed

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Includes note from Adam Urbanski


(1996, October 8). "Going Back to School... in Boston." 1996,  undated 

2 drafts

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(1987, Fall).  "Good Schools are Still Possible." Dissent (pp. 543-549).

2 printed

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See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed


(1997). "Habits of Mind: Democratic Values and the Creation of Effective Learning Communities." In Barry S. Kogan (Ed.), Common Schools, Uncommon Futures: A Working Consensus for School Renewal. 1995,  undated 

2 drafts

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Includes one letter from Barry Kogan


With Ann Cook. (1990, Apr. 27).  "A Helpful Response." Finance and Reform: Education in New York State (pp. 1-9).

3 printed

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(1989, May 31).  "Helping Young Shun 'Ideals' of Violence." Education Week, volume 8, number 36 (p. 32).

4 printed

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See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed; Oversize 3, folder 1


(1999, May 31).  "Here's the Deal, Mr. Unz." The Nation, volume 268, number 20 (pp. 7-8).

2 printed

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(2007, Fall).  "How Much is Learned When We're Not Looking: The Promise of CES Elementary Schools." Horace: The Journal of the Coalition of Essential Schools, volume 23, number 3 (pp. 2-3, 11).

1 printed


(1995, Jan.). "How Our Schools Could Be." Phi Delta Kappan, volume 76, number 5 (pp. 369-373). 1995 

1 draft, 1 proof, 2 printed

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Includes a note from Deborah Meier

See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed; Writings removed from binder pockets , 1 printed


(1989, Sept. 8).  "In Education, Small is Sensible." New York Times (p. A25).

6 printed

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See also: Articles about Debbie/CPE/CCE-91/92, by Debbie , 1 printed; Writings by Deborah Meier, 1 printed; Writings removed from binder pockets , 1 printed


(2003, Oct.-Nov.)  "In Good Company." The Boston Review

1 draft

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Includes correspondence, article by Richard D. Kahlenberg and Bernard Wasow titled "Private School Vouchers vs. Public School Choice," article by Kahlenberg titled "Remembering Al Shanker"


(2005, Aug. 28).  "In Schools We Trust." Boston Globe (pp. 23, 35).

1 printed


"Incompetent Testing?" Undated 

5 drafts

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Box 7 (1970, Spring).  "Initiating Change: P.S. 144's 'Infant School'." New York City Education (pp. 4-8).

4 printed

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See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed; MacArthur Fellowship; binder of recommendations, resumes, articles, etc. , 1 printed


With Alfie Kohn. (1998, June 8).  "It's Difficult and Destructive." Boston Globe.

2 printed

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(1992, June 17).  "Just Another False Chase." Education Week (p. 14).

2 printed

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See also: Oversize 3, folder 1


(2002, Feb.).  "Just Let Us Be: The Genesis of a Small Public School." Educational Leadership (pp. 76-79).

4 printed

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(1991).  "The Kindergarten Tradition in the High School." In K. Jervis & C. Montag (Eds.), Progressive Education for the 1990s: Transforming Practice (pp. 135-148). New York: Teachers College Press.

See: Articles about Debbie/CPE/CCE-91/92, by Debbie , 1 printed; Writings removed from binder pockets , 1 printed


(1995, Dec. 25).  "Large, Impersonal Schools Bad for Learning" [response to article by Andrew C. Smith]. Ann Arbor News.

1 printed

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See also: Andrew C. Smith 's article


(1968, Nov.-Dec.).  "Learning Not to Learn." Dissent (pp. 540-548).

4 printed

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See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed; MacArthur Fellowship; binder of recommendations, resumes, articles, etc. , 1 printed


"Less is More." Undated 

1 draft

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(1989, Feb. 6). "Let's Change the Schoolstructure: Teacher/Parent Management, Control and Accountability." New York City Challenge (pp. 27-29). 1989,  undated 

3 drafts, 2 printed

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Includes 1 letter from Deborah Meier to the New York City Challenge editor

See also: Structural Change is Prerequisite for Real Education Reform


"The Little Engine that Can't: Asking Our Schools to Carry the Burden of Overcoming America's Social Inequality." Undated 

2 drafts

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(1991, Sept. 23).  "The Little Schools that Could." The Nation, volume 253, number 9 (pp. 321, 338-340).

4 printed

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See also: Articles about Debbie/CPE/CCE-91/92, by Debbie , 1 printed, 1 adapted version titled "Up Against the System: The Little Schools That Could," 1991, Oct. 14; Writings by Deborah Meier, 1 adapted version


"Making Schools Scientific: At What Price?" Undated 

1 draft

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"Massachusetts Education Reform and National Standards: Two Possible Sets of Policy Assumptions" (pp. 16-18). Undated 

5 copies

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Also titled "National Standards: Two Possible Sets of Policy Assumptions"


(2005, Fall).  "MAT Program Celebrates Its First Class." Field Notes, volume 1, number 3 (pp. 6-8).

1 printed

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(1989, Fall).  "National Standards for American Education [reply]." Teachers College Record, volume 91, number 1 (pp. 25-27)

1 proof

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(1999). "Needed: Thoughtful Research for Thoughtful Schools." In E. C. Lagemann & L. Shulman (Eds.), Issues in Education Research (pp. 63-82). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 1998 

1 draft

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"A New Reading of the Class Struggle." In These Times. Undated 

1 printed

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(1967, Dec.).  "The New York Teachers' Strike." Midstream (pp. 36-42).

1 printed

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See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed


"No Excuses." Undated 

2 drafts

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"No Politician Left Behind." Undated 

1 draft

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"Notes on an Interesting Occupation." Undated 

6 drafts

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Includes 2 copies of a letter from Deborah Meier to Kathleen Devaney


(2007). "On Patriotism and the Yankees: Lessons Learned from Being a Fan." In J. Westheimer (Ed.), Pledging Allegiance: The Politics of Patriotism in America's Schools (pp. 49-60). 2006,  undated 

3 drafts

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(2004, Winter). "On Unions and Education." Dissent (pp. 31-35). Also in Teachers' Voice, volume 6, number 8 (pp. 1-2). 2003-2004 

1 draft, 1 proof, 1 printed

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Includes letter from Dissent editor to Deborah Meier

See also: Oversize 3, folder 11


(1992, Winter).  "From Oregon to New York, Preparing Students." Talk of the Nation.

3 printed

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See also: Articles about Debbie/CPE/CCE-91/92, by Debbie , 1 printed; Writings by Deborah Meier


"Our Educational Crisis and Theirs." Undated 

1 draft

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(1996, Spring).  "Partnerships Between Schools and Universities." On Common Ground, number 6 (p. 27).

2 printed

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(1994, Jan.).  "A Plan Equal to the Task: Creating a National Elementary Schools Network." N.E.S.N. Newsletter (pp. 7-8, 13, 15-16).

1 printed

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See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 draft


(1982, May 26-June 1).  "Planning to Keep Them in Their Place." In These Times (p. 11).

2 printed


(1974, Sept.-Oct.). "Poor Readers I." Today's Education, number 63 (pp. 32-36). 1974 

1 draft, 3 printed

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Includes a letter from Gene R. Hawes

See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed


(2003, Mar.).  "The Power of Ideas." Principal Leadership, volume 3, number 7 (pp. 16-19).

3 printed

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(1996, July-Aug.).  "The Power of Public Education." New Ground, number 47 (pp. 1, 6-7).

2 printed

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See also: Debs-Thomas-Harrington Award


(2000).  "Progressive Education in the 21st Century: A Work in Progress." In R. Brandt (Ed.), Education in a New Era (pp. 211-228). Alexandria, VI: ASCD.

2 drafts, 1 printed

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(1959, Winter).  "The Public Buys a Ghetto." Anvil.

2 printed

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(2007). "Quick Fixes and Student Potential." Profession, volume 1 (pp. 136-140). Undated 

1 draft

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"A Radical Proposal for a Conservative Profession" Undated 

1 draft


Reactions to A Nation Prepared... The Carnegie Proposals: Problems and Possibilities. Networker (pp. 8-9). Undated 

2 printed

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See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed


(1973, Feb.).  "Reading Failure and the Tests." (An occasional paper of the Workshop Center for Open Education).

1 draft, 1 pamphlet, 2 printed

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See also: MacArthur Fellowship; binder of recommendations, resumes, articles, etc. , 1 printed


"Reading Myths and Public Policy." Undated 

2 drafts

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(1992, Summer).  "Reinventing Teaching." Teachers College Record, volume 93, number 4 (pp. 595-609).

4 printed

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See also: Articles about Debbie/CPE/CCE-91/92, by Debbie , 1 printed; Writings by Deborah Meier, 1 printed; Writings removed from binder pockets , 1 printed


(1966, Sept.-Oct.).  "A Report from Philadelphia: Head Start or Dead End?" Dissent (pp. 489-505).

6 printed

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See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed


(1985, May).  "Retaining the Teacher's Perspective in the Principalship." Education and Urban Society, volume 17, number 3 (pp. 302-310).

4 printed

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See also: Articles about Debbie/CPE/CCE-91/92, by Debbie , 1 printed; Writings by Deborah Meier, 1 printed; Writings removed from binder pockets , 5 printed; MacArthur Fellowship; binder of recommendations, resumes, articles, etc. , 2 printed


"Revitalization of Civil Society (Response to)," 1994 

1 draft

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Includes letter from Deborah Meier and article by Michael S. Joyce, "The Revitalization of Civil Society" in Rethinking Schools


(1995, Fall). "A Revolutionary at Work." Future Teacher (pp. 4-5). 1995, Sept. 25 

1 draft

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"Safe and Sane Testing: A Look at the Alternatives." 1988,  undated 

4 original drafts, 4 revised drafts

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See also: MacArthur Fellowship; binder of recommendations, resumes, articles, etc. , 1 printed


"Safety, Violence, and the Manufactured Crisis." (Also titled "Safe Schools, Safe Streets"). 1995 

7 drafts

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Includes supporting documentation, related articles, and correspondence

See also: Oversize 3, folder 11


(1997, Feb. 17).  "Saving Public Education." The Nation, volume 264, number 6 (pp. 23-24).

1 printed

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(1992, Spring). "School Days: A Journal." Dissent (pp. 213-220). 1992 

2 printed, 1 draft

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See also: Articles about Debbie/CPE/CCE-91/92, by Debbie , 1 printed; Writings by Deborah Meier


(2008, Mar.).  "Schooling for Democracy or for the Workplace?" Phi Delta Kappan, volume 89, number 7 (pp. 507-510).

2 printed

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(2000, Fall).  "Schools that Seek Solutions." Hope Magazine, volume 24 (pp. 19-21).

3 printed

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"Smallness (As in Schools)." Undated 

1 draft

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(2004, Summer). "Smallness, Autonomy, and Choice: Scaling Up." Educational Horizons, volume 82, number 4 (pp. 290-299). Undated 

1 draft

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"Some Comments on the Latest Solution." Undated 

5 drafts

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(2003, Sept.). "So What Does it Take to Build a School for Democracy?" Phi Delta Kappan (pp. 15-21). 2003 

2 drafts, 2 printed

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Includes correspondence between Deborah Meier and Phi Delta Kappan's Joel Westheimer


(1992, October 25).  "Some Thoughts on Governance."

1 draft

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See also: Articles about Debbie/CPE/CCE-91/92, by Debbie , 1 draft


(2002, Nov.).  "Standardization versus Standards." Phi Delta Kappan, volume 84, number 3 (pp. 190-198).

3 printed

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(1999, June 9). "Standards Yes, Standardization No." Working Papers for A Public Conversation: Education Reform in Massachusetts (pp. 4-5). 1999 

1 draft, 2 printed

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"Statement on Testing." Undated 

1 draft

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(2008, Sept.).  "Strong Schools are Essential for Democracy." Phi Delta Kappan, volume 90, number 1 (pp. 32-33).

2 printed

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(1989, Feb. 6). "Structural Change is Prerequisite for Real Education Reform." New York Teacher. 1989 

2 drafts, 2 printed

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See also: Let's Change the Schoolstructure: Teacher/Parent Management, Control and Accountability


(1987, Fall).  "Success in East Harlem." American Educator, volume 11, number 3 (pp. 34-39).

3 printed

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See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed; Writings removed from binder pockets , 1 printed


(1996, Dec.).  "Supposing that…." Phi Delta Kappan, volume 78, number 4 (pp. 271-276).

1 printed

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(1995, Spring/Summer). "A Talk to Teachers." Raising Standards, volume 3, number 1 (pp. 3-9). Also printed in (1994). Dissent, volume 41, number 1. 1995 

1 draft, 4 printed

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See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed; Writings removed from binder pockets, 2 printed


(1987, Aug. 28).  "Teachers and Their Rulers." Newsday (pp. 72, 74).

4 printed

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See also: Articles about Debbie/CPE/CCE-91/92, by Debbie , 1 printed; Writings by Deborah Meier, 1 printed; Oversize 3, folder 11


"Testing, Why is it Still Prevalent?" Undated 

2 drafts

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"Thinking Small." 1989,  undated 

4 drafts

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(1993, Spring).  "Transforming Schools into Powerful Communities." Teachers College Record, volume 94, number 3 (pp. 654-658).

2 printed

See also: Articles about Debbie/CPE/CCE-91/92, by Debbie , 1 printed; Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed

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"The Trouble with Teachers." 1968 

1 draft

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(2006, Fall). "Undermining Democracy: 'Compassionate Conservatism' and Democratic Education." Dissent (pp. 71-75). 2006-2008 

1 draft, 2 proofs

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Includes correspondence


(1969, Aug./Sept.).  "The Urban School Crisis: Parents and Teachers at the Crossroads." Midstream (pp. 49-59).

2 printed

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See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed


(2009). "What I've Learned." In J. Mintz and C. Ricci (Eds.), Turning Points: 27 Visionaries in Education Tell Their Own Stories. 2008 

1 draft

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(1996, Sept. 15).  "What it Takes to Make Schools Matter." Newsday (p. A35).

1 printed

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(2006). "What We've Learned in the Small Schools Movement." In P. Hughes (Ed.), Secondary Education at the Crossroads (pp. 145-148). The Netherlands: Springer. 2006 

2 proofs


(2000, Nov. 27).  "What's Lost When We Focus on MCAS." Boston Globe (p. A15).

3 printed


"Why a Kindergarten-12th Grade School?" Undated 

See: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 draft


"Why Don't They Learn? Reading Problems in our City Elementary Schools." 1960s 

2 drafts

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(1981, Fall). "Why Reading Tests Don't Test Reading." Dissent (pp. 457-466). 1981 

5 advance copies, 6 printed

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See also: MacArthur Fellowship; binder of recommendations, resumes, articles, etc. , 1 printed


(1997, Jan. 7). "Why Reading Tests Don't Test Reading (Revised)." 1997 

3 drafts

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(2002, Sept./Oct.).  "Why Save Public Education?" Harvard Education Letter, volume 18, number 5 (pp. 1-3).

3 printed

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Box 8 (2006, Apr. 2). "Why We (Progressives) Should Oppose Federal Control of Schools." 2006 

3 drafts

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(1999, Aug. 2).  "You Get What You Pay For." Los Angeles Times (p. A13).

2 printed

See: Oversize 3, folder 11


(1999, June 19).  "Your Assignment: Fix New York's Schools." New York Times (p. A15).

3 printed

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See also: Oversize 3, folder 11


Subseries: Reviews, 1968-1996,  undated 

Arranged chronologically


(1968, Feb.).  "The Troubled Schools." Midstream (pp. 67-70). 1968 

1 draft, 2 printed

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Book Reviewed: Kozol, J. (1967). Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin.

See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed; MacArthur Fellowship; binder of recommendations, resumes, articles, etc. , 1 printed


Comments on 'Equality of Educational Opportunity,' 1968,  undated 

2 drafts

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Book Reviewed: Coleman, J. Equality of Educational Opportunity.


(1981, Apr. 24).  "Books: Three Paths to Education." Commonweal (pp. 244, 246-249).

1 printed

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Book Reviewed: Benjamin, R. (1981). Making Schools Work: A Reporter's Journey Through Some of America's Most Remarkable Classrooms; and Kozol, J. (1981). On Being a Teacher.


(1982, Summer). Untitled. Social Policy, volume 13, number 1 (pp. 61-62).

3 printed

Book Reviewed: Simon, J. B. (1982). To Become Somebody: Growing Up Against the Grain of Society. Houghton Mifflin.

See also: MacArthur Fellowship; binder of recommendations, resumes, articles, etc. , 1 printed


(1984, Oct. 5).  "Feeding Our Myths: 'To Save Our Schools' Flunks." Commonweal, volume 111, number 17 (pp. 536-538).

1 draft, 2 printed

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Work Reviewed: To Save Our Schools, To Save Our Children. (1984). ABC.

Includes correspondence


(1984, Winter).  "'Getting Tough' in the Schools: A Critique of the Conservative Prescription." Dissent (pp. 61-70).

4 printed.

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Book Reviewed: Ravitch, D. (1983). The Troubled Crusade: American Education, 1945-1980. New York: Basic Books.

Includes Diane Ravitch's response and Meier's counter-response

See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 copy of Ravitch's response, 1 printed copy of Meier's counter-response; MacArthur Fellowship; binder of recommendations, resumes, articles, etc. , 1 printed


(1985, May 25).  "The Wrong Track." The Nation (pp. 626-628). [incomplete copy]

2 printed

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Book Reviewed: Oakes, J. (1985). Keeping Track: How Schools Structure Inequality. Yale University Press.

See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed


(1985, Dec. 28-1986, Jan. 4). "The Moral Bypass." The Nation, volume 241, number 22 (pp. 717-723). 1985-1986 

1 draft, 1 proof, 1 printed

Book Reviewed: Bellah, R. N., Madsen, R., Sullivan, W. M., Swidler, A., & Tipton, S. A. (1985). Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life.

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Review for The Harvard Law Review, 1986,  undated 

11 drafts, several incomplete drafts.

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Book Reviewed: Rebell, M. A. & Block, A. R. (1985). Equality and Education: Federal Civil Rights Enforcement in the New York City School System. Princeton University Press.

Includes correspondence with The Harvard Law Review.


With Florence Miller. (1988, Jan. 9).  "The Book of Lists." The Nation (pp. 25-27).

3 printed.

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Book Reviewed: Ravitch, D. & Finn, ca. E., Jr. (1987). What Do Our 17-Year-Olds Know? Harper & Row.

See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed


(1995, May-June). Untitled. Teacher Magazine (p. 40).

1 printed

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Book Reviewed: Wasley, P. A. (1994). Stirring the Chalkdust: Tales of Teachers Changing Classroom Practice.

See: Oversize 3, folder 17


(1996, Oct. 28).  "Schools for Citizenship." The Nation, volume 263, number 13 (pp. 32-38).

2 printed

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Books Reviewed: Postman, N. (1996). The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School. Knopf.; Duckworth, E. (1996). 'The Having of Wonderful Ideas' and Other Essays on Teaching and Learning. Teachers College Press.; Rose, M. (1996). Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America. Penguin.; Sarason, S. B. (1996). Revisiting 'The Culture of the School and the Problem of Change.' Teachers College Press.


"Michael Harrington--Reflections and Memories." The Yankee Radical (pp. 9-10). Undated 

1 printed

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Book Reviewed: Isserman, M. (2000). The Other American: The Life of Michael Harrington.


"Some Observations about Recent Books by School Teachers, Especially James Herndon's 'The Way It's Spozed to Be,'" Undated 

2 drafts

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Book Reviewed: Herndon, J. The Way it's Supposed to Be.


Subseries: Box 8 Letters to the editor and untitled op-ed pieces, 1988-2000,  undated 

Arranged chronologically


Letter to editor of Mother Jones, 1988, Dec. 20 

2 drafts, 1 printed

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(1989, Aug. 22).  "Obsession with Test Scores Distorts Education." New York Times (p. A22).

1 printed

See: Oversize 3, folder 17


(1994, Summer).  "Not Amateur Social Workers." American Educator. (p. 48)

See: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed; Writings removed from binder pockets , 2 printed


Letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal, 1995, Jan. 17  [image]View item(s)

Includes 2 drafts of a proposed op-ed piece by Deborah Meier


(1995, Aug. 22).  "Small is Better." New York Times (p. A14)

1 printed

See: Oversize 3, folder 17


"Dear editor, Last weekend's extended coverage comparing New York City with New York State schools was almost useful...," 1997, Jan. 7 

1 draft

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"Letter-to-editor, Tuesday's editorial headline was a puzzler...," 1997, Jan. 14 

1 draft

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Letter to the editors of the Christian Science Monitor, 1999, May 20 

1 draft

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Includes article by Marjorie Coeyman, "Cinderella Education Story Waits for Fairy-Tale Ending," to which the letter responds


Letter to the editor of The Nation, 2000, Jan. 10 

1 draft

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Letter to the editor of the New York Times, 2000, July 15 

1 draft

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"Letter to editor, The lively exchange between Allen Graubard and Richard Rothstein on school reform...," undated 

1 draft

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Letter to the editor of the New York Times, undated 

1 draft

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"Op Ed-alternate, The crisis in public education is one that the latest wave of test-driven reforms will make worse...," undated 

1 draft

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"Parochial School Mystique, by Karen W. Arenson, Sun., Sept. 22, p. 14, Reply..." undated 

1 draft

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Subseries: Box 8 Speeches, 1980-2008,  undated 

Dated Speeches, 1980-2008 

Arranged chronologically


Graduation speech, 1980  [image]View item(s)

Progressive education conference, 1988, Jan. 25 

2 transcripts

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Includes letter


Thomas-Debs Address, 1988, May 7 

Notecards, notes

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Includes program


Bank St. College Graduation Speech, 1988, May 

2 drafts

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Speech notes, 1989, May 9  [image]View item(s)

Turning Points Conference speech, 1989, June 16 

2 drafts

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Speech notes, ca. 1990, Apr. 25  [image]View item(s)

Michigan speech, 1990, May 20  [image]View item(s)

Becoming a Teacher, 16th annual DeGarmo Lecture, 1991, Apr. 4,  undated 

3 drafts, 4 programs

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See also: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 printed


NPR, 1991, Dec. 22-24  [image]View item(s)

CPESS speech, 1992, Jan. 12  [image]View item(s)

Marianne Amarel Memorial Lecture Series, 1992, Apr. 3,  undated 

Transcript, notes

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Includes 11 cards with audience comments


Second Biennial Marianne Amarel Memorial Lecture: Changing Our Habits of Schooling, 1993, Jan. 23-30,  undated 

2 drafts, 2 transcripts

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Creating a National Elementary Schools Network, 1993, Apr. 25  [image]View item(s)

Retreat speech, 1993, Apr. 29-30 

4 drafts

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Includes CPESS Staff Development Day schedule


Why Kids Don't Want to be Well-Educated, 1993-1994 

See also: Speech to ASCD in Alexandria


Speech, 1993, Apr. 

7 drafts

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Requests for copies of the speech, 1993, Jan. 22-Apr. 1994,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Small Schools Speech in Philadelphia, 1993, May 6-Aug. 27,  undated 

6 drafts

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Includes a note from Deborah Meier and a request for a copy of the speech


Can We Impose a Democratic Education on Kids? Speech in Israel, 1993, June 

2 drafts

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See also: International Conference of Education for Democracy in a Multicultural Society in Jerusalem, Israel


Women's American ORT convention speech, 1993, Oct. 15-Nov. 2 

1 draft

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Includes program, letter from Women's American ORT, and article "Women's ORT Convenes Here" on convention

See also: Women's American ORT / Miami Beach VHS ; Oversize 3, folder 16 (article "Women's ORT Convenes Here" )


Speech to ASCD in Alexandria (Revised from "Why Kids Don't Want to be Well-Educated"), 1993, Oct. 

5 drafts

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See also: Why Kids Don't Want to be Well-Educated


Speech to CES in SF, 1994, Mar. 24 

2 drafts

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Why Educate? The 1994 Martin Buskin Memorial Lecture, 1994, Apr. 16 

See: Writings removed from binder pocket , 1 printed


Graduation speech, 1994, June  [image]View item(s)

Speech at Ford Foundation on Annenberg Foundation grant, 1994, Sept. 21,  undated 

2 drafts

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See also: City Bar 12/1 speech


Speech on Annenberg grant, 1994, Dec. 

4 drafts

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Speech, 1995, Jan. 11  [image]View item(s)

Caswell speech: Does It Matter? 1995, Mar.  [image]View item(s)

Speech, 1995, July  [image]View item(s)

Speech, 1995, Sept. 21  [image]View item(s)

Keynote address, New York University Review of Law & Social Change, 1994-1995 

1 draft, 2 printed

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Israel speech, 1995 

2 drafts

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Draft outline for remarks, 1996, Jan. 28  [image]View item(s)

Illinois speech, 1996, Mar. 8  [image]View item(s)

If Schools Were Authentic, 1996, Mar.-Apr. 8 

3 drafts

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Smallness for ASCD, 1996, Apr. 9  [image]View item(s)

Democracy notes, 1996, Apr. 9  [image]View item(s)

Hirsch Colloquium on Jewish Schooling and the Jewish Future, 1996, May 5 

3 drafts

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Speech notes, 1996, Nov.  [image]View item(s)

Pittsburgh speech, 1996, Dec. 3 

2 drafts

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The Power of Our Ideas: What Will It Take to Remake Schools. UIC Small School Workshop, 1996, Dec. 13  [image]View item(s)

Includes letter from University of Illinois at Chicago


Why, 1997, Jan. 4  [image]View item(s)

Accountability: The View from the School, Panasonic Foundation Conference, 1997, Mar. 1-3  [image]View item(s)

Schooling and 'The Crisis of Relationships,' CES National Congress, 1997, Nov. 6 

2 drafts

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Lesley College commencement speech, 1998, May 27 

3 drafts

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See also: Lesley College commencement programs


Salisbury speech, 1998, Oct.  [image]View item(s)

Box 9 Coalition Fall Forum, 1998, Nov.-1999, Jan. 26 

2 drafts

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Testimony re: Pilot Schools, 1998, Dec. 9 

2 drafts

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Our Challenge: To Set the Highest Possible Standards for Human Relationships. Rural Annenberg Challenge, 1998, Sept. 30-1999, Feb. 9 

2 drafts

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Includes correspondence and symposium brochure


Speech in SF, 1999, Mar. 7 

3 drafts

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Speech notes, ca. 2001, Nov. 22 

3 drafts

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Speech notes, 2003, Jan. 29  [image]View item(s)

Democracy/Trust, 2003, Jan. 31  [image]View item(s)

Hudson, 2003, Apr. 5 

2 drafts

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Brookings Institution speech, 2003, May 2-2004, Aug. 18 

5 drafts

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Getting the Governance Thing Right, 2003, Nov.  [image]View item(s)

Resistance and Courage, and What it is to be a Teacher These Days, 2004, Apr. 13-July 9,  undated 

4 drafts

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Speech in honor of Ted Sizer, 2005, Nov. 3  [image]View item(s)

NCLB [No Child Left Behind], 2006, Apr. 24 

2 drafts

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Jewish education, 2006, June 20  [image]View item(s)

Quick Fixes and more, 2006, Dec.  [image]View item(s)

Speech at panel on Shanker, 2007 

2 drafts

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Release of Democracy at Risk by the Forum for Education and Democracy. National Press Club, Washington D.C., 2008, Apr. 23  [image]View item(s)

With Diane Ravitch. Great Debate: Resolved: A Stronger Federal Role in Education is Needed in the 21st Century. Lessons from NCLB and Beyond, 2008, Sept. 24  [image]View item(s)

Includes correspondence, participant packet


Undated Speeches, undated 

Arranged alphabetically by speech title


Achievement Gap, undated 

2 drafts

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Are Small Schools the Way to Go? undated  [image]View item(s)

ASPEN Speech, undated  [image]View item(s)

CES Speech, undated 

2 drafts

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City Bar 12/1 speech, undated 

2 drafts

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See also: Speech at Ford Foundation on Annenberg Foundation grant


Community: Keeping School, 8/19, undated  [image]View item(s)

Compassionate Conservatism, undated  [image]View item(s)

Democracy and Testing, undated 

2 drafts

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Driving Honesty Out of Education, undated  [image]View item(s)

DSA Our Dreams speech, undated 

2 drafts

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Love and Hate, undated  [image]View item(s)

Opening Remarks [MCAS], undated  [image]View item(s)

Presentation at Albany Conference, undated 

5 drafts

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Response to Dr. Honig, undated 

5 drafts

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Includes 1988 History-Social Science Framework booklet and notecard


Progressivism and Secondary Ed, undated 

Notecards, 2 drafts

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Standards, undated 

2 drafts

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Hearings, Testimonies, and Affidavits, 1973-2003,  undated 

Arranged chronologically


Why Johnny Can't Read: testimony before a hearing at Hunter College, 1973, Apr. 6 

2 transcripts

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Minimum Competency Testing Clarification Hearing, 1981, July 8  [image]View item(s)

Congressional Hearing on Youth and Violence, 1989 

Correspondence and related documents, 1989  [image]View item(s)

8 drafts and 1 transcript of testimony, 1989  [image]View item(s)

Includes correspondence with Ruth Jordan of Hager, Sharp and Abramson


Articles on hearing and Central Park attack, 1989  [image]View item(s)

Statement to Massachusetts State Board of Education, 1997, Feb. 10  [image]View item(s)

Testimony to Mass. School Board Regarding Uses/Misuses of Standardized Testing and the Current MCAS Tests, 1999, Sept. 27  [image]View item(s)

Affidavit, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2003, Mar. 20 

2 transcripts

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Testimony for NY State House and Senate Education Committees, 2003, Oct. 22 

2 drafts

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NY State Hearing, 2008, Sept. 18  [image]View item(s)

Testimony, undated 

2 drafts

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Testimony of Deborah W. Meier re Testing Practices: Do They Help or Hurt Our Children? Undated 

2 drafts

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Includes "Reading Tests: Do they help or hurt your child?" booklet


Memorial Remarks, 1989-2007,  undated 

Arranged alphabetically by the name of the subject


Harrington, Michael, 1989 

2 drafts

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Includes memorial program and flyer, memorial speech by Roberta Lynch


Mendelson, Saul, 1998  [image]View item(s)

Includes memorial service program and packet of testimonials


Russell, Myra, undated 

2 drafts

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Shier, Carl Marx, 2007  [image]View item(s)

2 drafts, notes, 3 memorial service programs


Subseries: Box 9 Drafts and notes for articles and speeches, 1955-2008,  undated 

Folder 1 "As I think back to the early days with Room 104 I realize that my affection for these children was slow in coming...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Includes correspondence and excerpt from Anti-Intellectualism in America by Richard Hoffstadter


Folder 2 Wishful Thinking--Intro, 1st draft for book on playgrounds, "Is the idea of democracy truly just wishful thinking?" undated  [image]View item(s)

Democracy and Schooling Connections, "Assumption re equal worth...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 3 Theobald--essay, 10/29, "When I was born, the majority of Americans didn't start high school, much less drop out of it...," undated 

2 drafts

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"Let me count the ways: (1) garbage in, garbage out...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"43 years in various roles as a public school parent, teacher and principal has taught me that having the 'power to' coerce is not the answer...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 4 "There's something wrong with the education debate in this nation. It doesn't ring true. It's off key somehow...," 1993, Aug. 

3 drafts

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Folder 5 Newsday piece, "Never in the history of the world has any nation succeeded in educating all its children well...," 1996, Sept. 2  [image]View item(s)

Folder 6 "For the past year I had dealt in my community with increasingly militant parent organizations and accepted as typical the crescendo of local anti-school...," 1968  [image]View item(s)

"Massive government sponsored statistical studies, such as the Office of Education's Equality of Educational Opportunity, rarely are expected to turn up anything new or suggest startling innovations...," ca. 1966  [image]View item(s)

"The new middle class (professionals, bureaucrats, managers, etc.), notes sociologist ca. Wright Mills in his now famous WHITE COLLAR, are...," ca. 1955  [image]View item(s)

"Re teacher as conservative: Thought. Part of the task of change will involve finding new metaphors...," 1989, Aug. 2  [image]View item(s)

Education/Conversation, "A good intellectual education is an invitation to join a conversation...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Debbie article, "In part it is merely accidental that schools are the target area of the urban crisis today, rather than employment or housing...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"Outline. Introduction. I. The School Vs. Parents Today." "Gone are the old fighting slogans--bussing, neighborhood schools, integration--that only yesterday, it seems, stirred parents...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"If you don't care where you're going then any road will get you there...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Raywid draft, "Small schools were once the norm...," 2004, Nov. 27 

2 drafts

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Includes correspondence from Mary Anne Raywid


Accountability: what's the 'right' model?/The End Justifies the Means? 4/18, "Thoughts for a piece on accountability/our current society seems to have confused accountability for responsibility...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"The End Justifies the Means? Our current society seems to have confused accountability for responsibility...," 2002, June 4  [image]View item(s)

Includes newspaper clipping


Folder 7 Empathy, "Empathy is a tricky business...," 1994, Dec. 16  [image]View item(s)

Re: Request for Action. From: Deborah Meier, "The idea is right and very necessary. Thank you for trying to do this much needed task...," 1998, June 17  [image]View item(s)

Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary, "It was the beginning of what might have been a critical turning point...," 2004, Apr. 21  [image]View item(s)

Includes correspondence from Lauren Hillman


Tests, "Driver's test analogy... 'Don't tell me, show me' is an idea that's hardly new. And schooling was once all about that spirit...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"There are many different answers, depending on what the question is...," undated 

2 drafts

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Topic: What does it mean for today's secondary school graduates to be educated? "There are times these days when it's hard to remember that schools actually are intended for a social purpose...,"   [image]View item(s)

780 words on school governance, "The nation's genius has been in its constant struggle to maintain an appropriate balance of power in the interests of justice on one hand and liberty on the other...," undated  [image]View item(s)

650 words on school governance, "When I was born most Americans did not start high school; today we are committed to seeing that every child completes high school with the strengths to use his or her mind well on behalf of his or her own future and the nation's...," undated 

2 drafts

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"[Thomas Jefferson quote] The question of how best to 'inform their discretion' while retaining control by 'the people' is the task facing democratic-minded school reformers...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Purposes, "The language we commonly use in everyday conversation, newspaper editorials and political speeches to explain the value of a K-12 education (or for that matter a college education) has important repercussions...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"[Lillian Katz quote] Lillian Katz' statement is my mantra as a philosophy of political life: but it's absurd to imagine that schools are able to achieve this...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Public Engagement, "1. Do we mean it when we say it...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Imaginative Play, "Family--adult roles in society...," 2008, Jan. 30  [image]View item(s)

The Cost of a Good Education, "Tuition at NYC's 'better' private schools...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 8 Effective Schools, "I want to explore--map the terrain, the issues that have placed me so squarely 'against' the phenomenon of MES...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Includes article by Eleanor Duckworth "...what teachers know: the best knowledge base..."


Folder 9 More tries, 1/27, "What gaps can we close? What gaps are there by definition?...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"So what are you doing to close the achievement gap, a Foundation officer challenged me after visiting MH...," 2000, Oct.  [image]View item(s)

Folder 10 Choice: Changing Schools, "There are a lot of reasons to be for choice..." 1991, Dec.  [image]View item(s)

Essay on School Reform with Sandra Feldman, "Teacher unionists and school reformers seem unlikely partners...," 1995  [image]View item(s)

Includes correspondence


3rd Nation piece, "The idea that nearly all our fellow citizens have something approximating equal intelligence...," 1996  [image]View item(s)

"At Central Park East Elementary School we accept responsibility--'accountability'--for our student's school programs...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 11 "What the central purpose of the public's incarceration of its youth for 8-10-12-now 14 years...," 2006 

Notecards

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Folder 12 Various notes for multiple speeches, 1988,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 13 SQR (School Quality Review), "There is no greater danger facing us than surrounding our youth with powerless adults and powerless communities...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"All reform is not an advance. All change is not good...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"On trust, predictability and not knowing...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Thoughts on race and class, "Race and class--without any doubt effect test scores...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Draft ideas, "The Networks for School Renewal grows naturally out of both the national reform agenda and the reform work taking place in New York City over the past decade..." [image]View item(s)

"Being in Philadelphia: 1960s--More recent experiences...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 14 "Of course, it's very hard to be sure if one's own mood is strictly personal, or corresponds to some larger societal phenomenon...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"Working class doesn't accept its historic mission!...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"Anyone operating in the arena of politics is always making estimates of reality on a scale beyond their own personal, eye-witness perception...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Draft fragment, p.2-8, undated  [image]View item(s)

"Being a radical, liberal, left-winger or socialist doesn't solve all problems of parenthood!...," undated  [image]View item(s)

1 page of notes, undated  [image]View item(s)

Grade 5, Form F, Student Booklet (Test packet), 1983  [image]View item(s)

Folder 15 Effective Schools (notebook), undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 16 [Speech on Ted Sizer], "I almost missed this evening!...," undated 

2 drafts

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Folder 17 [Speech on Vito Perrone], "Vito and I taught a course together several times...," undated 

3 drafts

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Folder 18 "Bio, what's at stake, we're debating what matters...," undated 

2 drafts

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Folder 19 "I. Introduction. I came prepared for a debate, and so I'm a bit rattled by having Dr. Coffman steal my thunder...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 20 "I think, over the years, I've begun a million speeches with 'it's both the best and worst of all times'...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 21 "The notion, the wildly optimistic idea, that human beings are capable of consciously organizing and influencing...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Time mag, "Neither candidate has yet faced up to the crisis...," 1988, Aug. 17  [image]View item(s)

"The NY City school system's propensity to publish irrelevant data about important educational matters such as students' reading performance...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 22 It's a puzzling moment..., "It's a puzzling moment. At one and the same time we're telling kids that getting a good education...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Box 10
Folder 23

"Buzz words of today are interesting...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Ideas and opinions, "Cross road--exciting and depressing...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Speech outline, "I. CPESS experience--early pioneers in use of standards vs. credit hours...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"We could spend our time trading statistics--and each insisting the other's data is wrong...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Speech, "Alice-in-Wonderland quality of much of the education debate. I wrote In Schools We Trust to try to make a case for a different way of seeing...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"Nervous, stage fright, public speaking, etc. Shoes. My fascination with public schools overlapped with my early years of parenting, my activity in the civil rights movement...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Draft fragment, p. 14-17, "The weekly Newsletters that went home were a part of this effort to make our work transparent...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Draft fragment, p. 3-43, "Friends told me at the time, in defense of their spreading the lies or allowing them to be spread...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 24 FF '02?, "Themes! Hope and optimism--but as you'll see... well it was hard not to get side-tracked...," ca. 2002  [image]View item(s)

"New teacher/old teacher, 40 yrs ago, Thirty years ago...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Draft fragment, p. 3-14, "But why is it so one-sided? E.g. our school ranking looks pretty good! Why isn't this reported?...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"Patriotism issue quotes. Ravitch stuff: But to deprive students of an education that allows them to see themselves as part of this land...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"It ought to be a moment in history to rejoice. A conservative federal government has expressed its certainty that ALL children...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"Is teaching to improve test scores a good educ! Freire and Dewey, similarities and differences...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"Since I was born--nearly 70 years ago--we've proclaimed a startling new idea...," ca. 1999-2001  [image]View item(s)

"Who We Are Now, by Sam Roberts. Not adjusted for inflation--wages have doubled since 1981...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Draft fragment, p. 20-25, "Describe: We decided that a school needed to be small enough so that all the adults who had to be together to make school-wide decisions could fit easily into one room...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 25 Draft 1, Sunday, May 31, "We must keep kids in school for at least 13 long years--at public expense--for some good reason...," undated  [image]View item(s)

CPESS and Democracy, "If the primary public responsibility and justification for tax-supported schooling is raising a generation of fellow citizens...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 26 "Clinchy: Supposing that. In trying to imagine what schools might be like if we weren't thinking about what colleges want...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"We've been claiming for 20-30 years that we need better educ citizenry and workforce...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"I've had a wonderful 30 year adventure...," undated  [image]View item(s)

KGTN Private, "All kids--It's doable, CPE, It's harder than we think...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"Best and worst 25 yrs...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 27 "Buy the book--so I don't have to retell it today!...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"School lasts 6 hours a day--1 out of 4. School operates 180 days--1 out of every 2...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Special education, "My book; vs. the topic of this lecture; trust and company with adults...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"The emperor wears no clothes--NCLB is a sham--It's got the problem wrong as well as the solution...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 28 Minn. standards, All Kids are 'Alternative,' "Fortunately, unfortunately, best and worst of all time?...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 29 Speech notes, "Buy 1000 copies of my book. Study that women self-assess less...," undated  [image]View item(s)

What's it All About, "The reformers--from whom I increasingly distance myself--seem agreed...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"Introduction: Whose my audience? What can I assume? Especially with so many family and old friends...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 30 Articles to be, miscellaneous drafts and related article, 1980,  undated  [image]View item(s)

See also: Oversize 3, folder 6


Folder 31 Draft fragment, p. 2, "It might seem reasonable (however misleading) that those who originally sought to design IQ tests...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Draft fragment, p. 2, "...and futility--because that is a message that emboldens out enemies...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"The opening gambit of many social conversations these days begins 'well, what do you think about merit pay?'...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"In addressing this question three quite disparate circumstances come to my mind...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Possible alternative way of starting, "Each step along the way occurred rather by accident, although in retrospect there seeemed to be a plan...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Rewrite!, "It's hard not to be happy at being center-stage again, and finding others interested in what you know most about...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 32 "A. At least 5 characteristics of a good school...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 33 "10 yrs ago--part of never-ending upward spiral...," undated 

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Folder 34 "Connection between socialism and feminism...," undated 

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Miscellaneous draft fragments, undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 35 "p 2, 1) creation springs only from...," undated 

Notebook

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Miscellaneous draft fragments, undated  [image]View item(s)

"Only 10 years or so ago we assumed we were a part of a never-ending upward spiral...," 1975-1976  [image]View item(s)

"People ask me... is open ed an experiment? If so--in contrast to what?...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Rdg Tests, "1. History--what are they supposed to measure?...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Miscellaneous draft fragments on reading tests, undated  [image]View item(s)

"I was out on a bike jaunt Sunday afternoon and ran into an old acquaintance--a deputy supt in another NYC school district...," undated 

2 drafts

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"Symbol/substance...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 36 "Spring 1974--an accident...," undated 

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"Like children who have invested their faith in the fallible adult...," undated 

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Folder 37 "A long time since... gave it up... Assessment (sometimes called testing) and its attendant, accountability...," undated  [image]View item(s)

" 'What everyone should know' makes for a fun parlor game...," undated  [image]View item(s)

CPESS and District 4, "At the heart of what we mean by a good school is one whose central priority is the development of the intellectual, social, and ethical habits...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"Tchg/Learning requires people to not only learn new ideas/skills/knowledge but unlearn--change--alter--reorganize...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"(1) A punishment, in our vocabulary, we decided was an action we took...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 38 "The question then is...," undated 

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"Latest Ed Wk pieces on values...," undated 

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Folder 39 Miscellaneous notes, undated 

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"I. Contradictions, hope and despair, some facts...," undated 

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"Or as another example--think of the mild reaction of most of us to the million horrors of our day...," undated 

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Folder 40 "Are schools worse than ever? Are schools turning out more illiterates than in the past?...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Outline, "Rationale: We're in one of those periods of particularly fierce criticism of public education...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"In the name of a 'return to basics' we are witnessing a massive 'forgetting' of what it was about the 'nostalgized' traditions of the past that might be worth valuing...," undated 

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"In the name of a 'return to basics' we are witnessing a massive 'forgetfulness'...," undated 

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"Fortunately, unfortunately, why schools so important?...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"There's an interesting trend afoot in education that corresponds--hardly surprising--with a larger societal one. In the simplest lay language it involves taking away important powers from teachers and local schools...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"Stop, I want to get off! Just let me be! Surely I should be happy that education is news again...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Draft fragment, p. 10, "Alternatives, (3) school of choice...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"I accepted this offer for the oddest reason...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"I. What's the 'idea'--the fairly contemp concept...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Draft fragment, p. 2-8, "1. Public education as we think of it--the idea that everyone should get an equal education at public expense--is a new idea...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Draft fragment, p. 2-16, "Idea of public ed (equal educ at public expense) 100 as idea, 50 as semi practice...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"Public education--the notion that everyone deserves an equal education at public expense--is both a new idea--and a very shakey one...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Folder 41 Speech, 2004, Jan. 8  [image]View item(s)

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Folder 42 "I. Conception of child as theorist, 'scientist,' explorer...," undated 

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"Accepted glibly-- (1) CPE's reputation for parent involvement...," undated 

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Folder 43 Eval. Educ., "Lay Bane! Educ. is society in...," undated 

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"Vast subject, microcosm of contradiction...," undated 

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"We're in a fix today. We're about to embark on an accounting system...," undated 

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Notes on Willen family finances, undated 

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Folder 44 Miscellaneous materials with drafts, including business cards, envelope, etc. [image]View item(s)

Series: Box 10 Writings by others, 1981-2009,  undated 

Subseries: Box 10 Articles on Meier, 1981-2008,  undated 

General, 1981-2005,  undated 

(1 folder)

Arranged chronologically


Wells, Jeff. (1981, June 18).  "PS 171 Teachers defend the reading test." New York Post (p. 15).

2 copies

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Schanberg, Sydney H. (1987, Oct. 16).  "Fresh Ideas for a City Dying from a Lack of Them." New York Newsday. [image]View item(s)

Ramirez, Antonio. (1987, Oct. 26).  "An Enlightened Principal Speaks Out." New York Teacher Bulletin, volume 29, number 5 (p. 15).

Coons, Phyllis. (1988, Mar. 6).  "Just the Facts--or Principals?." Boston Sunday Globe (pp. ?, A92).

6 copies


(1988, Spring). "Profiles: Ten Top Teachers Tell Their Trade Secrets." Instructor, High School issue (pp. 6-23).

2 copies

See also: Articles about Debbie/CPE/CCE-91/92, by Debbie , 1 copy


(1988, Dec. 9).  "National Standards Debated at TC." Columbia University Record, volume 14, number 14 (pp. 1, 3, 6).

2 copies

See: Oversize 3, folder 9


Karp, Stan. (ca. 1989).  "Changing Schools" (pp. 86-91).

Brownstein, Ronald and Nina J. Easton. (1990, Nov. 11).  "Where is Mr. Smith Now that We Need Him?." Los Angeles Times Magazine (pp. 13-20, 38).

3 copies


Harper, Amy. (1990, Fall).  "Evolution of an Educator." Antiochian (pp. 17-18).

Chrysler Corporation. (1992, Mar. 16).  "Amazing Americans." Time.

2 copies

See also: Master copies of articles , 1 copy


Glazer, Nathan. (1992, Autumn).  "No Excuses for Failure: Urban Schools in Transition." City Journal (pp. 24-31).

Hoban, Phoebe. (1992, Dec. 21-28).  "Old School Ties." New York (pp. 77-78).

Lockwood, Anne Turnbaugh. (1993, Summer).  "Standards vs. Standardization." National Standards, number 11 (pp. 7-9).

(1994, Mar. 3).  "The Right Questions about School." Riverdale Press.

3 copies


Berne, Robert. (1994, Sept. 11).  "Power to the Parents: How Much is Enough?" New York Newsday (pp. A41-A42).

3 copies

See also: Oversize 3, folder 9


Wallis, Claudia. (1994, Oct. 31).  "A Class of Their Own." Time (pp. 53-61).

Kaminer, Ariel; Larissa MacFarquhar; and Liesl Schillinger. (1995, Jan. 30).  "The 100 Smartest New Yorkers." New York (pp. 40-53).

3 copies


Traub, James. (1995, Sept-Oct.).  "It's Elementary." School Leader (pp. 37-40, 58, 60).

3 copies


Zuber, Martha. (1996, Dec.).  "Les sciences de l'education aux Etats-Unis." Sciences Humaines, number 67.

(1997, Spring).  "Deborah Meier: Democracy in Action." New Leaders for Tomorrow's Schools.

Gardner, Howard. (1999, May 4).  "Varied Paths to a Good Education." Christian Science Monitor (p. 15).

See: Oversize 3, folder 9


Immarigeon, Russ. (2000, July 3).  "One Size does not Fit All, Says Education Expert." Independent (p. 9).

See: Oversize 3, folder 9


Gross, Jane. (2002, Sept. 3).  "A Skeptical and Distant Eye on the Schools." New York Times (p. B2).

2 copies

See also: Oversize 3, folder 9


Mathews, Jay. (2002, Oct. 15).  "Star Educator Decries Emphasis on Testing." Washington Post (p. A9).

4 copies

See also: Oversize 3, folder 9


Rosenberg, Merri. (2003, Feb.).  "A Conversation with Deborah Meier." Education Update.

MacDonald, Liz and Rachel Moulton. (2003-2004).  "Education." Noteworthy Alumni, volume 3 (p. 11).

Horn, Jim. (2005, June).  "State Officials Lead Resistance to 'No Child Left Behind.'" Substance, volume 30, number 10 (pp. 1, 25).

See: Oversize 3, folder 9


Gladstone, Valerie. "She's Retooled the City's Schools." Undated. 

Reports on events at which Meier spoke, 1988-2003,  undated 

(1 folder)

Arranged chronologically


(1988, Apr. 1).  "The Essential Deborah Meier." Public Education Alert, volume 2, number 1 (p. 2).

2 copies


(1989, Oct. 20).  "Reform in New York." Honolulu Advertiser (p. R14). [image]View item(s)

(1993, Spring).  "To Respect Children: 'Imagine How Others See the World.'" Holmes Group Forum, volume 7, number 3 (pp. 1, 23-24).

2 copies


(1993, Dec. 16-22).  "Teachers Parents Learn Together." Gazette.

2 copies

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Includes correspondence


Cohen, Muriel. (1995, May 14).  "NYC Educator Envisions Schools that Offer Parents a Choice." Boston Globe (pp. 84-85)

See: Oversize 1


Capparet, LeRoy A.; Robert W. Carr; and Michael J. Schippani. (1995, Dec. 3).  "Improving Our Schools Requires Vision, Dialogue." Ann Arbor News. [image]View item(s)

Includes poster for a talk by Meier


Branam, Judson. (1995, Dec. 6).  "What If…? Educational Reformer to Speak Here and Raise that Question." Ann Arbor News (pp. B1, B5).

2 copies


Branam, Judson. (1995, Dec. 10).  "Drive for Smaller Schools Gets Push." Ann Arbor News (pp. B1-B2).

Smith, Andrew C. (1995, Dec. 14).  "Smaller Schools are Not Necessarily Better." Ann Arbor News. [image]View item(s)

See also: Meier's response


(1995).  "Public Education Forum Planned." Washtenaw Jewish News. [image]View item(s)

(1996, May).  "Skepticism, Empathy, Hope, and Respect." Education Update, volume 38, number 3 (p. 5).

2 copies


Sachar, Emily. (1996, Summer-Fall).  "New York City Roundtable: Which Way to Quality Schools?" Ford Foundation Report (pp. 12-15).

(1995-1996).  "Visitors to the Klingenstein Programs" (p. 12).

Graves, Bill. (1997, Mar. 18).  "A Model for Reform in Education." Oregonian.

Includes correspondence


Caldwell, Frances. (1997, Mar.).  "Educator Meier to Speak at PSU." Woman's Journal, volume 5, number 3 (p. 16).

2 copies

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See: Oversize 3, folder 9


Wolf, Andrew. (1997, June 19-25).  "Speaking at Fieldston, Noted Educator Urges Private School Standards in Public Education: for Schools like M.S. 141 and Kennedy, Deborah Meier Advocates Changes." Riverdale Review, volume 4, number 35 (pp. 1, 22).

Includes correspondence

See also: Oversize 3, folder 9


(1998, Summer).  "A Celebration of Teaching." Appian (pp. 24-25).

(1999, Fall).  "Creating a Community in Schools." News and Notes, volume 5, number 3 (pp. 1-2).

2 copies


(2001, June).  "School Board for Each School." Education Update (p. 8).

Davidson, Susie. (2001, June 29-July 5).  "Local Principal is a Vocal Critic of MCAS Testing." Jewish Advocate (p. 17).

Includes note and business card

See also: Oversize 3, folder 9


Adair, Jeff. (2002, May 8).  "Urging Teachers to Speak Out." Metrowest Daily News (pp. B1, B4).

(2002-2003, Winter).  "TC BookTalk: Deborah Meier." TC Today (p. 13).

2 copies

See: Oversize 3, folder 9


Dujardin, Richard C. "Bring Generations Together in Reinvention of Schools, Leading Educator Urges." Journal-Bulletin. Undated  [image]View item(s)

Includes correspondence


Interviews with Meier, 1987-2008,  undated 

(2 folders)

Arranged chronologically


Foster, Catherine. (1987, Oct. 30).  "Prestige Prize for a Principal: MacArthur Grant Honors Deborah Meier--and her Innovative School." Christian Science Monitor, volume 78, number 236 (pp. 19-20).

3 copies

See also: Oversize 3, folder 9


Barthe, Patte. (1989, Nov.).  "Socrates and East Harlem." Basic Education, volume 34, number 3 (pp. 13-15).

2 copies


(1991, Jan./Feb.).  "Taking Risks and Making Sense: An Interview with Deborah Meier." Harvard Education Letter, volume 7, number 1 (pp. 4-6).

4 copies


Morton, Brian. (1991, Summer).  "Bush and the Schools: A Hard Look." Dissent (pp. 329-331).

Avenoso, Karen. (1994, June 26).  "Taking Stock of Schools." Daily News (p. 3).

2 copies

See also: Oversize 3, folder 9


Scherer, Marge. (1994, Summer).  "On Schools Where Students Want to Be: A Conversation with Deborah Meier." Educational Leadership (pp. 4-8).

Lamb, Lynette. (1995, Aug. 22).  [image]View item(s)

Larsen, Elizabeth. (1995, Aug. 28).  "[Replies to Elizabeth Larsen re the Lens Interview]." [image]View item(s)

Harris, Philip. (1996, Summer).  "Technos Interview: Deborah W. Meier." Technos, volume 5, number 2 (pp. 4-8).

5 copies


Dykman, Ann. (1997, Feb.).  "Interview with Deborah Meier." Techniques, volume 72, number 2 (pp. 30-35).

Bogen, Mitch. (1999, Fall).  "The Power that Comes from Real Standards." ESR Forum, volume 16, number 3 (pp. 4-5, 11).

4 copies

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Includes correspondence


Wingert, Pat. (2000, June 12).  "Do Tests Hurt Poor Kids? A Noted Reformer Argues Against High-Stakes Exams." Newsweek (p. 79).

Vaishnav, Arnold. (2001, Sept. 2).  "Principal Airs Views on Education." Boston Globe (p. B8).

3 copies


Paulson, Amanda. (2002, Sept. 17).  "A Plea to Trust Schools--Not Just Tests." Christian Science Monitor (p. 14).

5 copies

See also: Oversize 3, folder 9


(2008, Apr.).  "Spotlight on… Deborah Meier." Education Forum, volume 3, number 8 (pp. 2-3).

"Classroom Teacher Network Interview with Deborah Meier." Undated  [image]View item(s)

Book Chapters, 1999-2003,  undated 

(1 folder)

Arranged chronologically


Kozol, Jonathan. (1999).  [image]View item(s)

Graff, Gerry. (1999).  "Chapter 8: Progressive Education with Standards."

Includes letter from Gerald Graff


Graff, Gerry. (2003).  "14: Deborah Meier's Progressive Traditionalism." Clueless in Academe (pp. 261-274).

2 copies


Subseries: Box 10 Papers and reports on Meier, 1987-2004,  undated 

(1 folder)

Arranged chronologically


Engelken, Regina. (1987).  "Back-to-Basics Backlash Could Ruin Public Education, Warns Teacher of Teachers." [image]View item(s)

Includes correspondence


Stern, Zelda. (1996).  "Interview with Deborah Meier." [image]View item(s)

Includes correspondence


McEntee, Grace. (1996).  "Report to Building Capacity." [image]View item(s)

Levin, Jennifer. (2003).  "Deborah Meier: A Pioneer in Modern Education."

Jones, Courtney. (2003).  "The Power of Their Ideas."

DiBrienza, Jennifer; Hilary Dolan; Carla M. Roach; and Eric Westendorf. (2004).  "Deborah Meier: A Case Study."

Hathorn, Beth. "[untitled]." Undated 

Subseries: Box 10 Writings on Theodore R. Sizer's Horace's Compromise, 1983-1987 

(1 folder)

Arranged chronologically


(1983, Nov. 16).  "The Teacher as Coach: Fewer Facts, More Learning." Education Week (pp. 12-13).

See: Oversize 3, folder 2


Selected Quotes from "Horace's Dilemma" by Ted Sizer--as they appeared in Education Week, 1983, Nov. 16 

2 copies


Sizer, Theodore R. (1984, Mar.).  "Compromises." Educational Leadership (pp. 34-37).

2 copies


M., T. (1985, May 29).  "Common Principles Link Coalition Members' Efforts to Reshape Their Schools' Programs." Education Week, volume 4, number 36.

See also: MacArthur Fellowship; binder of recommendations, resumes, articles, etc. , 1 copy


M., T. (1985, May 29).  "Essential Schools: Putting Theory into Practice." Education Week, volume 4, number 36.

2 copies

See also: MacArthur Fellowship; binder of recommendations, resumes, articles, etc. , 1 copy


Kliebard, Herbert M. (1987, Spring).  "Compromise and Diversity in the American High School." History of Education Quarterly, volume 27, number 1 (pp. 89-100).

Maeroff, Gene I. (1984, Feb. 8).  "Report Calls for Limiting High School Enrollment." New York Times (p. A16).

Keller, Jon. "Theodore Sizer Wants to Stamp Out Cookie-Cutter Education by Making High School Voluntary" (pp. 243-247). ca. 1984 

Olson, Lynn. (1987, Feb. 18).  "'Less Is More:' Coalition Rethinking the Basic Design of Schools." Education Week, volume 6, number 21 (pp. 1, 22-25).

Subseries: Box 10 General, 1991-2009,  undated 

(1 folder)

Arranged alphabetically by author


Cohen, Annette Wallach. (1991, June).  "Excitement in East Harlem." AI InHouse (pp. 4, 8). [image]View item(s)

See: Writings by Deborah Meier , 1 copy; Writings removed from binder pockets , 1 copy


Haney, Walt. (1991).  "We Must Take Care: Fitting Assessments to Functions." Expanding Student Assessment (pp. 142-163).

Hiro, Sachiya. (1993, Feb. 24).  "Worth Noting." Education Week.

Pariser, Emanuel. (1992, May).  "In Search of Outcomes: Alternative School Graduates in the Real World." Changing Schools, volume 20, number 2 (pp. 1-7). [image]View item(s)

(1993, Nov. 19).  "Fencing Classes."

2 copies

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Piercy, Marge. "To Be of Use." Circles on the Water. Undated 

Powell, Arthur G. (1997).  "Interests of Mind: Mapping the Territory, Introduction."

(1997, Spring/Summer).  Raising Standards, volume 5, number 1.

Ravitch, Diane. (2003, Jan. 19).  "Taking the Public Out of Public Schools." [image]View item(s)

(2003, Dec. 23).  "TCRecord Kilpatrick Collection" contents. [image]View item(s)

Thornburg, David. (2008, Mar. 24).  "On Math and Science Ed." [image]View item(s)

(2009, Spring).  "Unschooling, Reschooling, and Alternative Schooling--Options for Everyone." Education Revolution, volume 21, number 1.

Wolk, Ronald A. "Alternative Answer." Undated  [image]View item(s)

Wood, George. "Whose Child Left Behind?" Undated  [image]View item(s)

Wood, George. "No Excuses." Undated  [image]View item(s)

Series: Box 10 Professional activities, 1968-2009,  undated 

Subseries: Box 10 Teachers' strike, school decentralization, and L.I.D, 1967-1969,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Includes flyer, proposal, and statements


Subseries: Box 11 Early school experiments, 1968-1972,  undated 

IS 44 pilot classes parent, 1968-1972,  undated 

Correspondence regarding Meier's criticism of segregation and tracking, 1968  [image]View item(s)

Summer Tutorial Program reports and supporting documentation, 1968,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Sub-school pilot class proposals, 1969-1972,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Correspondence regarding IS44 pilot classes, 1969,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Ethnic composition and lists of students for pilot classes, 1970,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Parents' meeting reports, executive board meeting report, student council report, and miscellaneous other reports on teacher, parent, and student trips and the program, 1969-1971,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Student assessments, undated  [image]View item(s)

Schedules for courses and parent volunteers, undated  [image]View item(s)

PS 144 open corridor classes teacher, 1969-1972,  undated 

Correspondence, 1970-1971,  undated 

Requests to visit, 1970-1971,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Letters of appreciation for visits, 1970-1971,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Responses from Meier to requests to visit, 1970,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Miscellaneous, 1970-1971,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Includes requests for positions, requests for information, letters of encouragement, and letters regarding staff changes


Lists, invoices, and packing slips for school supplies and books, 1971,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Funding, 1969-1972,  undated  [image]View item(s)

Includes request for funds, bank account contract, and correspondence regarding donations


Miscellaneous, undated  [image]View item(s)

PS 84 open classroom advisor, undated  [image]View item(s)

Includes history of the program, teacher schedules and notes on objectives


Subseries: Box 11 District three school board, 1974-1977  [image]View item(s)

Includes three campaign pamphlets, policy statement, essay "Why I'm Not Running Again for CSB 3"

See also: Writings by Deborah Meier and MacArthur Fellowship; binder of recommendations, resumes, articles, etc. , 1 printed copy in each of "Why I'm Not Running Again for CSB 3" essay


Subseries: Box 11 Central Park East (CPE), 1974-2001,  undated 

General, 1977-2000,  undated 

Articles, 1977-2000,  undated 

On CPE, 1977-2005,  undated 

(4 folders)

Arranged chronologically


Berlin, Michael J. (1977, Nov. 9).  "Where Kids & Teachers Have Made it Work." New York Post (p. 35).

5 copies

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See also: Oversize 3, folder 10


Central Park East staff. (1979, Mar. 20).  "Hurrah Team!" New York Post (p. 22).

See: Oversize 3, folder 10


Crossman, Elizabeth. (1979, Nov. 12).  "Not Your Ordinary School Lunch." The Westsider.

2 copies


Russo, Constance. (1980, Jan. 17).  "Central Park East: Where Education is an Adventure." East Side Express.

3 copies


(1980, June 16).  "Central Park East." New York (p. 23-29).

Flanders, Rickie. (1981, Feb. 8).  "One of New York City's Alternative Schools: Central Park East--A Miniature Community." New York Teacher, volume 22, number 22.

10 copies

See also: Oversize 3, folder 10


Lazarre, Jane. (1983, Feb. 15).  "Class Struggles." The Village Voice (pp. 11-12, 14-15, 32, 34).

See: MacArthur Fellowship; binder of recommendations, resumes, articles, etc. , 1 copy; Oversize 3, folder 10


Anderson, Susan Heller and Carroll, Maurice. (1984, Feb. 4).  "Music's Charms." New York Times (p. 27). [image]View item(s)

Englund, Will. (1985, May 12).  "Teaching Less--But Teaching Better." Baltimore Sun, volume 85, number 19 (p. 1, 10A-11A).

2 copies

See also: Oversize 3, folder 10


Seletsky, Alice. (1985, May 25).  "Where the Action Is." The Nation (pp. 634-638).

3 copies

Includes note from Meier


Henderson, Keith. (1986, Apr. 18).  "Restructuring Education at a Harlem School." Christian Science Monitor (pp. 21-22).

2 copies

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Youngwood, Jonathan. (1986, Apr. 30).  "Harlem Students Visit Brown Kids from Sizer Inspired School." Brown Daily Herald, volume 120, number 61 (p. 5).

4 copies

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See also: Oversize 3, folder 10


Perlez, Jane. (1987, May 24).  "A Harlem School Stresses the Basics." New York Times (p. 42).

4 copies

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See also: Oversize 3, folder 10


Hechinger, Fred M. (1987, July 7).  "The Short