Pondiscio: In my very first post here, I suggested that the education reform movement needs what I called a 'Nixon to China' moment. I lamented the unfortunate effects of our polarized education climate.
Meier: Neighborhood schools have some important advantages in terms of political democracy, precisely by encouraging people to talk across class and race. Alas, not many contain such mixtures!
Pondiscio: Belief in creationism troubles me less than a belief in learning styles, for which there is roughly equal scientific support.
Meier: I've discovered, painfully, that my championship of choice for many years has turned into a monster.
Pondiscio: Having standards to which all publicly funded schools are held accountable doesn't strike me as an undue burden.