Education Advocates & Activists

Ted Sizer, a leading educational reformer and founder of The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES)
Ted founded the coalition in 1984 and “chose to approach reform not with a new and improved ‘model’ to be imposed but rather with a general set of nine ideas or common principles which a school could fashion in ways that made sense to their community.” “Essential schools serve students from pre-kindergarten through high school in urban, suburban, and rural communities, and they are characterized by personalization, democracy and equity, and intellectual vitality and excellence.” Pay special attention to The Common Principles and No Two Schools Alike. A MUST- READ