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.


Meier: Let's keep improving on democracy rather than testing.


Pondiscio: Fair-minded readers might applaud the mindset that asks not simply, "What does this test measure?" but also, "What kind of classroom practice does this test encourage?"


Deborah Meier: If democracy is worth dying for, how about our learning to live with it?


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