Meier: I also recognized that the new "reformers" used this to argue that their approach could be implemented, top-down, which would make it easier to replicate.
Klonsky: How did we let this dynamic movement of educators and community activists morph into a top-down, corporate-style web of privately operated charter schools?
Meier: The standards are a curriculum and imply a pedagogy, too.
Pondiscio: It is easy to be overwhelmed and defeated as a teacher by all we cannot do and all that conspires to thwart our best efforts. I choose to focus on the possible.
Meier: We apparently have settled for closing the test-score gaps between the poor and rich on at least math and reading tests.