By Derrick Brown (follow on Twitter @dbrowndbrown)
Civil discourse - especially between dissenters - promotes growth.
It treats differing views as diametrically opposed points on the same circle, and subjects both to a bigger picture - one where the *circle* is more important than the *points* ...
To learn more ...
- This Is Only A Test, by Jonathan Kozol (New York Times Sunday Book Review) (September 26, 2013)
- The Two Faces of American Education, by Andrew Diblanco (New York Review of Books) (October 10, 2013)
- TWEET (9/28/2013): Rhee's and Ravitch's views r relevant - but r 2 pts on same circle. The *circle* is more important than the *pts*. http://bit.ly/1fyiYbd