Published Articles by Deborah Meier

(2020, Fall) Book review of: Schools for the age of Upheaval: Classrooms that Get Personal, Get Political and Get to Work by T. Elijah Hawkes, Schools: Studies in Education, 17(2).

(2018, Spring) (with Emily Gasoi)  To Strengthen Democracy Invest in our Public Schools, American Educator WEB PDF

(2016, May/June). What is Education For? Boston Review p.14 WEB PDF

(2015, Spring). Subverting big money’s attack on public education. Democratic Left, 42, 9,15. WEB PDF

(2014, March 5). On the front lines in the war on poverty. Education Week, 33(23), 23, 28. WEB

(2013). What is a good school? In P. Hughes (Ed.), Achieving quality education for all (Vol. 20, pp. 21-23): Springer Netherlands.

(2011, Fall). What’s democracy got to do with teaching? Kappa Delta Pi Record, 19-21 WEB

(2011). A Review of “Listening to and Learning from Students”. Democracy & Education, 19(2). WEB PDF

(2010). Restoring the Spirit. Dissent, Fall, 24. WEB PDF

(2010). Are national standards the right move? Educational Leadership, 67(7), 26. PDF

(2009-2010, Winter). In Memorium: Ted Sizer. Rethinking Schools, 24(2), 8-9.

(2009, Fall) Loud and Clear. Horace, Vol. 25 No. 2 & 3 (Web PDF)

(2009). Educating for What? The Struggle for Democracy in Education. PowerPlay, 1(1). WEB PDF

(2009, May). Democracy at Risk. Educational Leadership, 66(8), 45–49. PDF

(2009, Spring). Reinventing Schools That Keep Teachers in Teaching. Rethinking Schools. WEB

(2009, Spring) (With C. Finn). E Pluribus Unum? Education Next, 50-57. PDF

(2008, September 15). Antioch. Teachers College Record, ID Number: 15372. PDF

(2008, August 12) (with Harman, S). How to resist the growing threat to U.S. Education. Dissent UpFront WEB

(2008, Winter). Democracy-Friendly Education [electronic version]. GreenMoney Journal. WEB

(2008, September). Strong Schools are Essential for Democracy. Phi Delta Kappan, 90(1), 32-33. PDF

(2008, March). Schooling for Democracy or for the Workplace? Phi Delta Kappan, 89(7), 507-510. PDF

(2007). Quick Fixes and Student Potential. Profession, (1), 136-140.

(2007, May 21) (with L. Darling-Hammond, P. Noguera, and V.L. Cobb). Evaluating “No Child Left Behind”. Nation, 11-21. WEB

(2006, Fall). Undermining democracy: “Compassionate Conservatism” and Democratic Education. Dissent, 71-75. WEB

(2006, May 24) (with D. Ravitch). A Dialogue between Deborah Meier and Diane Ravitch. Education Week, 25(36), 36–37, 44. PDF

(2006, May 9) (with A. Kohn and T. Loveless). Traditional, Progressive or a Bit of Both? The Washington Post, p. A12.

(2006, May). ‘As Though They Owned the Place’: Small schools as membership communities. Phi Delta Kappan, 87(9), 657-662. PDF

(2006, April 5). Education for what?, The Forum for Education and Democracy [Web].

(2005, Summer). Please support FairTest! FairTest Examiner.

(2005, August 28). In schools we trust. Boston Globe Magazine.

(2005, June 27). On inflated test scores and other problems, The Forum for Education and Democracy.

(2005). Creating democratic schools. Rethinking Schools, 19(4), 28–29. PDF   WEB

(2004, January 7). Small-Schools Bipartisanship. Christian Science Monitor.

(2004). Common sense. Horace, 21(1), 38-39. PDF

(2004). For safety’s sake. Educational Horizons, 83(1), 55-60. PDF

(2004, June 14). No politician left behind. The Nation. WEB PDF

(2004). On unions and education. Dissent, 51-55. WEB

(2004). Smallness, autonomy, and choice: Scaling up. Educational Horizons, 82(4), 290-299. PDF

(2003). Becoming educated: The power of ideas. Principal Leadership, 3(7), 16–19. PDF

(2003, September). The road to trust. American School Board Journal, 190(9). WEB

(2003). Designing small schools. Stanford, CA: School Redesign Network.

(2003/1997/1978) (with V. Wallace, B. Engle and H. Lyne). Reading at Mission Hill. Boston: Mission Hill.

(2003). So what does it take to build a school for democracy? Phi Delta Kappan, 85(1), 15-21. PDF

(2002). Just let us be: The genesis of a small public school. Educational Leadership, 59(5), 76. PDF

(2002). Standardization versus standards. Phi Delta Kappan, 84(3), 190-198. PDF

(2002). A view from the schoolhouse. Daedalus, 131(3), 41-44. PDF

(2002). Why save public education? Harvard Education Letter, 18(5). PDF

(2000). Educating a democracy: Standards and the future of public education. The Boston Review, 24(6). WEB

(2000, Jun 5). Smaller is better. The Nation, 270, 21.

(2000, November 27). What’s lost when we focus on MCAS. Boston Globe, p. A15.

(2000). Fiddling with facts. Brill’s Content, 3, 63-64. PDF

(2000). What do kids need? Eye on Education: WGBH.

(1999). The company they keep. American School Board Journal, 186(9), 25-26.

(1999). A conversation about schools with Deborah Meier. Connection, 14(3), 20-23. PDF

(1999, August 6). With our schools, the smaller the better. Los Angeles Times, p. A15.

(1999, June 19). Your assignment: Fix New York’s schools. New York Times, p. A15.

(1999, May 23). Standards yes, standardization no. Rochester Democrat Chronicle.

(1998). Can the odds be changed? Phi Delta Kappan, 79(5), 358-362. PDF

(1998, June 8) (with Alfie Kohn). It’s difficult and destructive. Boston Globe.

(1997). How our schools could be: Standards, top-down mandates, and grass roots communities. Rethinking Schools, 11(4), 8-9. PDF

(1997). Can the odds be changed? Educational Policy, 11(2), 194-208. PDF

(1997, Spring). Our schools are not good enough. WHY, 27-28.

(1997). (with Paul Scwartz) Building and maintaining a culture of change at CPESS. National Forum: Phi Kappa Phi Journal, 77(1), 22-26.

(1996, September 2). An alternative democratic platform: Education. In These Times. PDF

(1996). The big benefits of smallness. Educational Leadership, 54(1), 12-15. WEB PDF

(1996). The power of public education. New Ground, 47. WEB

(1996). Supposing that. Phi Delta Kappan, 78(4), 271-276. PDF

(1995, April). Beyond Academics. Teacher. WEB

(1995, April 19). Democracy Is Not Always Convenient. Christian Science Monitor.

(1995). How our schools could be. Phi Delta Kappan, 76(5), 369-373. PDF

(1995). Small schools, big results. American School Board Journal, 182(7), 37-40. PDF

(1994, Jan). Drop false image of education’s golden past. Utne Reader, 80-82. PDF

(1994). Keynote Address. Review of Law & Social Change, 21(4), 649–662. PDF

(1994, January 9). Myths, lies and schools. San Jose Mercury News, pp. 1C, 5C. PDF

(1994). A talk to teachers. Dissent, 41(1), 80-87. PDF

(1993). Transforming schools into powerful communities. Teachers College Record, 94(3), 654-658. PDF

(1992, June 17). By All Measures: ‘Just Another False Chase’. Education Week. WEB

(1992, September 21). Myths, lies and public schools. The Nation, 255, 271. PDF

(1992). Reinventing teaching. Teachers College Record, 93(4), 594-609. PDF

(1992). School days: A journal. Dissent, 213-221. PDF

(1991). Bush & the schools: A hard look. Dissent, 329-331. PDF

(1991, March 4). Choice can save public education. The Nation, 252, 253, 266, 268, 270, 271. PDF

(1991). The little schools that could. The Nation, 253(9), 321. PDF

(1991, Mar 4). Schools and democracy. The Nation, 252, 253.

(1989). Helping young shun ‘ideals’ of violence. New York Teacher, 36(2), 6. PDF

(1989, Sep 8). In education, small is sensible. New York Times, p. A25. PDF

(1989). Let’s change the school structure: Teacher/parent management, control and accountability. N.Y.C. Challenge, 27-29. PDF

(1989, December) (with R. Jordan). The Right ‘Choice’ For Teachers. Teacher. WEB

(1988, January 9) (with F. Miller). The book of lists. The Nation, 25-27. PDF

(1988, Spring). What makes a great high school teacher. Instructor: Secondary Edition, 11-.

(1987). Central Park East: An alternative story. Phi Delta Kappan, 68(10), 753-757. PDF

(1987, Fall). Good schools are still possible. Dissent. PDF

(1987). Success in East Harlem. American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 11(3), 34-39. PDF

(1986). Reactions to “A Nation Prepared”. Networker, 8–9.

(1985). Retaining the teacher’s perspective in the principalship. Education and Urban Society, 17(3), 302-310. PDF

(1985) (with E. Chittenden). Science testing: Creative alternatives. Curriculum Review, 25(1), 76-77. PDF

(1985, May 25). The wrong track [review of the book Keeping Track: How Schools Structure Inequality]. The Nation, 626-630. PDF

(1984). “Getting tough” in the schools: A critique of the conservative prescription. Dissent, 61-70. PDF

(1984). To save our schools, to save our children. Commonweal, 111, 536-538. PDF

(1981). Why reading tests don’t test reading. Dissent. PDF

(1980). (with A. Cook and H. Mack) New York’s great reading score scandal. The National Elementary Principal, 59(2), 77-80. PDF

(1977). Socialist Values and Everyday Life. Theory, Life and Politics (pamphlet of the Institute for Democratic Socialism)

(1976). Story of a mini-school. Notes from Workshop Center for Open Education, 5(4), 29-40.

(1975). Another look at what’s wrong with reading tests. Association for Childhood Education, 32-36. PDF

(1974, Sep-Oct). Children with problems: Poor readers. Today’s Education, 63, 32-36.

(1973). Reading failure and the tests (Occasional Paper): City University. of New York, N.Y. City College. Workshop Center for Open Education. PDF

(1972 ) (with others). Notes from City College Advisory Service to open corridors: City University of New York, N.Y.

(1969, August/September). The urban school crisis: Parents and teachers at the crossroads. Midstream, 49-59.

(1968, February). The troubled schools: A review of Death at an Early Age by Jonathan Kozol. Midstream, 67-70.

(1968). The Coleman report. Integrated Education, 5(6), 37-45. PDF

(1968). From a Harlem school. Dissent, 15.

(1968). Learning not to learn. Dissent, 15(6), 540-548. PDF

(1967). December). The New York teacher’s strike. Midstream, 36-47. PDF

(1966). A report from Philadelphia: Head start or dead end. Dissent, 489-505. PDF

(196?). The Public Buys a Ghetto –As Chicago ‘Redevelops.’ anvil for the Hyde Park Unit of the Socialist Party—Social Democratic Federation

(196?). Integration — A Means or an End? anvil for the Hyde Park Unit of the Socialist Party—Social Democratic Federation

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