Horace's Compromise (Paperback)

The Dilemma of the American High School

By Theodore R. Sizer

Mariner Books, 9780618516063, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 23, 2004

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First published in 1984, this best-selling classic is Theodore Sizer's eloquent call to arms for school reform. In a new preface, Sizer addresses the encouraging movements afoot today for better schools, smaller classes, and fully educated students. Yet, while much has changed for the better in the classroom, much remains the same: rushed classes, mindless tests, overworked teachers. Sizer's insistence that we do more than just compromise for our children's educational futures resonates just as strongly today as it did two decades ago.

About the Author

Theodore R. Sizer, University Professor Emeritus at Brown University, is the chairman of the Coalition of Essential Schools. He lives in Harvard, Massachusetts.