It is fundamentally wrong to judge teachers by student test scores, but that doesn't mean teachers bear no responsibility for student learning.


I rarely, Pedro, hear people blaming the medical profession for not coming up with a solution to America's poor health system; or the law profession for not being sure that every American who comes before a judge or jury is well-defended by a "great" attorney.


I've learned new and important lessons about the way education in American society works. I've also learned that the position you occupy often influences how you see the issues.


Bridging Differences is off today, but will return next week with Deborah Meier and her new co-writing colleague. Stay tuned to Bridging Differences to learn who will be stepping into the blogging space just vacated by Diane Ravitch.


Dear Diane, I shall miss writing to you, but count on me to respond often to your blogs.


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