Ted Sizer

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Theodore R. Sizer (born 23 June 1932 in New Haven, CT - died 21 October 2009) was an American leader of educational reform and the founder of the Coalition of Essential Schools.


Horace's Compromise: The Dilemma of the American High School (1984)[edit]

  • In the history of education, the most striking phenomenon is that schools of learning, which at one epoch are alive with a ferment of genius, in a succeeding generation exhibit merely pedantry and routine.
    • p. 95.
  • The first object of any act of learning, over and beyond the pleasure it may give, is that it should serve us in the future. Learning should not only take us somewhere; it should allow us later to go further more easily.
    • p. 95.

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