Quotation by Deborah Meier

What I wanted was to create thoughtful citizens—people who believed they could live interesting lives and be productive and socially useful. So I tried to create a community of children and adults where the adults shared and respected the children's lives.
Deborah Meier (b. 1931), U.S. educator. As quoted in New York magazine, p. 78 (December 21-28, 1992).

An urban educator, she co-founded the innovative Central Park East High School in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.
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