Theodore R. Sizer was University Professor Emeritus at Brown University, former Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and founder of the Coalition of Essential Schools in 1984. He and his wife Nancy Sizer served as co-principals of the Francis Parker Essential Charter School in 1998-1999. Sizer died in 2009. The Coalition of Essential Schools will close in 2018.
This article appeared in Educational Leadership in September 1999.
People differ. Thank goodness they do. How boring the world would be if we were all the same—clones, predictable in our progression through…
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