The NYNSR schools now number 140, far exceeding the goal of the sponsors.
The schools are affiliated with two of the NYNSR sponsor groups: the Center for Collaborative Education helped start the original elementary school, the Muscota New School; New Visions sponsored Amistad, the newer dual-language elementary, and the W.
Though he is on the board of New Visions and a nominal partner in the NYNSR, his agenda is really systemwide standards and centralized authority.
He may have viewed the NYNSR as elitist or as creaming the good leaders from the rest of the system.
Still, Meier is a visionary leader, and her departure left a vacuum in the NYNSR.