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?
Pondiscio: If education has an outdated view of business, the business world can be equally clueless about education.
Pondiscio: A compliance mentality is far more evident in schools than in business. ... If we really ran schools like businesses you might find much to like about it.