We All Know Why We're Here

For Building a Democratic School the syllabus asks us to watch this documentary about Central Park East Elementary, a progressive school founded by Deborah Meier. At the time the documentary was shot, the school served a diverse group of students, including kids from East Harlem. One mother, a teacher at a traditional school, comments, "A lot of people are afraid that oppressed kids need discipline and a traditional classroom, and I think that's bull."

Deborah Meier - We All Know Why We're Here from Gary Stager on Vimeo.


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