Bridging Differences is taking a break for the holiday this week. Deborah Meier will return with a new post on Tuesday, Dec. 2....
Casey: No one becomes a teacher to become rich. We do so out of a vocation, a calling to educate and care for young people.
Meier: Does a climate of fear help create excuses for more and more emergencies that can't be turned over to "the people"?
Casey: Attacks will be made on teacher and public employee pensions. Due process rights for teachers will be assailed.
Meier: Schooling for democracy must essentially be schooling for teaching the arts and crafts of ruling: to students, their teachers, and their families and neighbors.