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The Illusion of “Fresh Ground”: The Conflicts That Have Arisen From the Political Context of the New Small Schools Reforms


by Sarah Butler Jessen — July 07, 2009

This commentary article looks at the differences between the political contexts of the original small schools reform movement in New York City, attributed to Deborah Meier and the East Harlem "miracle," and the current small schools reforms. It argues that many of the problems raised in the recent report released by The New School's Center for New York City Affairs, The New Marketplace, are rooted in the conflicts between the current small schools movement and other, simultaneously occurring policies.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 07, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15710, Date Accessed: 12/15/2017 12:55:55 PM

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