Deborah Meier: How a mandated national curriculum or privatization promotes accountability or equality is a mystery to both Diane and myself.
Do you believe we can morally and lawfully make knowledge demands, however trivial, of one class of citizens but not another?
It's probably easier to teach about liberty than democracy. The former is perhaps "natural" to the human species.
A child who does not leave his or her public education endowed with the same body of knowledge as his or her peers is consigned to second-class citizenship
Bridging Differences is taking a one-week break and will return with posts from Deborah Meier and Robert Pondiscio the week of Dec. 1.