Meier: Teaching "to" a prefabricated curriculum ... and thus also to the test that comes along with it cannot lead to the kind of feistiness that a good school should be an exemplar of.


Casey: In my judgment, the [common-core] standards have the potential to do some real good.


Meier: I think some of the practices of even the AFT (and the UAW) have been deleterious to the important sense of membership.


Casey: Isn't this our vision of democracy in our schools, Deb, that it should be focused on the good of the entire school community?


Meier: If schools were to operate as democracies, what are some examples of how that might work?


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