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?
Meier: Of late, teaching is not a field I'm comfortable seeing my grandchildren or their friends entering.