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With Boston's first poet laureate, Sam Cornish,
and other educational advisors, I worked in the poorest neighborhoods
of Greater Boston and in newly desegregated schools of rural North
Carolina and Delaware. There, with teachers, administrators, and
policymakers we created learner-centered curriculum development
initiatives as part of the federally-supported "Great Society"
broad agenda to eliminate poverty and racial injustice. Decades
later, as I reflect on that era and the work I did then and since, this
"war" was the single most meaningful, most useful, most important I
fought (and keep fighting).