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Deborah Meier is the founding principal of the Mission Hill K-8 School, now in Jamaica Plain. Emily Gasoi is a founding teacher. In their new book, the two say our 150-year project of public education is in peril, and that the last two decades of education reform have led us to lose sight of the original aim of public education: a better democracy.

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Deborah Meier, MacArthur Genius recipient, founding principal of the Mission Hill School in Roxbury and author of "These Schools Belong to You and Me: Why We Can't Afford to Abandon Our Public Schools."

Emily Gasoi, founding teacher of the Mission Hill School in Roxbury, co-founder of Artful Education in Washington, D.C. and author of "These Schools Belong to You and Me: Why We Can't Afford to Abandon Our Public Schools." She tweets @emilygasoi.

This segment aired on October 5, 2017.

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