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Constance Fauci and her 4th grade public school class in New York City, who refused to be defeated by school.
The late Dr James Macris. Much of the work you will find on these pages has been developed from the teaching of Dr Macris while he was at Clark University. Before his death in 1985, he was Professor of English at Clark, but also taught linguistics courses at the College of the Holy Cross, in a higher education consortium. Dr Macris may have been the only linguist in American higher education to have actually enjoyed directing a first-year writing program.
Peter Elbow and the late Don Murray. If there were a reality show called Iron Teachers on A&E, Murray and Elbow would be Master Iron Teachers. Peter Elbow had the temerity to suggest that students could learn to write well without teachers, and Don Murray, a newspaperman by trade, thought that the "textbook" for students in college writing classes ought to be their own writing.
Bob Moses, his Algebra Project, and its offspring, The Young People's Project. Bob has been leading the march for a quality education as a civil right for all Americans since the 1960s. Why do we make him work so hard?