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Paul L. Martin said in February 8th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Excellent points, Eduskeptic. The whole point of blogs like ours is to stimulate conversation and generate ideas. You make a key distinction: the ideas should come from people in the trenches. Career teachers, especially, need a voice. Too often, it is the theorists and education school types, many of whom have never set foot in an elementary, middle, or high school, who run the debate. It is time to stop bashing teachers and listen to them. I welcome your thoughtful essays and comments, and I look forward to further dialogue and discussion.