Meier: We apparently have settled for closing the test-score gaps between the poor and rich on at least math and reading tests.


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.


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