Klonsky: The struggle in the cities, while certainly connected to testing and curriculum (common core), has been focused on equity.
Meier: It's too easy to ignore families who fundamentally disagree with us without seeing the damage it causes.
Klonsky: While you and I share a healthy suspicion of government programs and share a strong opposition to NCLB and Race To The Top, I'm not against government.
Meier: If my house were on fire, I'd not reject the help of a neighbor whose views I otherwise despise. I think our nation is on fire.
Klonsky: How bad is it out there? Who are the forces in the field? How weak or strong are they and we?