The late Theodore R. Sizer, one of the world’s leading educators and the founder of the Coalition of Essential Schools, takes an informed look at the state of secondary education in this three-volume series and offers his vision for the future.
“Horace” represents a composite of the dedicated but frustrated teachers Sizer encountered in his 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. To change high schools into viable learning institutions for all, Ted Sizer outlines a powerful set of common principles that make learning more relevant, engaging, and effective for young people. Horace’s Compromise, the first volume of the trilogy, is followed by Horace’s School and Horace’s Hope.