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.


Casey: The imposition of a business model and "market discipline" on public education, with the use of high-stakes standardized exams as a "bottom line," has done serious damage.


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