Perhaps it is my own doing, but it saddens and frustrates me sometimes that the preponderance of comments on the site are complaints and criticisms rather than compliments and kudos, and that the critics seem to have taken over the comment space. In particular, I wonder why the folks whose work is being subject to such unrelenting criticism don't even out the conversation more often -- jumping in to defend charters, principals, or Renaissance2010, or PeopleSoft, or whatever. I know you read the blog, and hate to see good things dismissed. But I don't know why you don't enter the fray, and instead leave the comments sections to your critics. This blog is completely malleable -- if folks who are doing charters or merit pay or AVID or anything else decided to post about their experiences and defend their programs, it the blog would skew that way. But maybe the comments just echo my own critical nature, and if I were more balanced then reader comments would be, too.
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