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?
Meier: Of late, teaching is not a field I'm comfortable seeing my grandchildren or their friends entering.
Klonsky: What we are facing at this moment though, is not so much the problem of choice schools vs. neighborhood schools, or progressive schools vs. traditional schools. Rather, it's an assault on public schools and public space in general.