Deborah Meier created an oasis of child-centered education at Central Park East 1?in East Harlem. Parents from out-of-district enrolled. It was different from other public schools.

Deborah Meier left, convinced that her school was in safe hands.

But the system took control. The system does not like rebellion.

Parents are now protesting a principal determined to quash Deborah Meier’s vision.

Arthur Goldstein writes about it here: