The late Theodore R. Sizer, one of the world’s leading educators and the founder of theCoalition of Essential Schools, takes an informed look at the state of secondary education in thisthree-volume series and offers his vision for the future.
“Horace” represents a composite of the dedicated but frustrated teachers Sizer encountered inhis visits to high schools across the United States. Horace still has a commitment to education,although he is being forced to make compromises at the expense of the students he teaches. Tochange high schools into viable learning institutions for all, Ted Sizer outlines a powerful set ofcommon principles that make learning more relevant, engaging, and effective for young people.