Deborah Meier


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  • ''What I wanted was to create thoughtful citizens—people who believed they could live interesting lives and be productive and socially useful. So I tried to create a community of children and adults where the adults shared and respected the children's lives.''
    Deborah Meier (b. 1931), U.S. educator. As quoted in New York magazine, p. 78 (December 21-28, 1992). An urban educator, she co-founded the innovative Central Park East High School in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.
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  • ''I take enormous pleasure every time I see something that I've done that cannot be wiped out. In some way ... I guess it's a protest against mortality. But it's been so much fun! It's the curiosity that drives me. It's making a difference in the world that prevents me from ever giving up.''
    Deborah Meier (b. 1931), U.S. educator. As quoted in New York magazine, p. 78 (December 21-28, 1992). An urban educator, she co-founded the innovative Central Park East High School in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.

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