Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look Back.” Each week, I’ll be re-posting a few of my favorite posts from the past ten years.

You might also be interested in:

 A Look Back: Best Posts From 2007 To 2009 

 A Look Back: 2010’s Best Posts From This Blog

A Look Back: 2011’s Best Posts From This Blog

A Look Back: 2012’s Best Posts From This Blog

In 2013, I published a column in The Washington Post headlined Why we can’t all get along over school reform.

It was in response to what I considered naive calls for “peace” between opponents in school reform battles, and can also be applied to many different areas where there are political disputes.

Here’s an excerpt: